Luggage of urine deposited in a Lichfield metropolis centre postbox compelled the Royal Mail to seal it up.
The disgusting act has occurred thrice on the put up field in Lombard Road, close to the junction with Tamworth Road, proving “insupportable” for posties and leaving residents and companies with out the power.
The postbox was sealed for a interval of two weeks however opened final Friday (November 30) to assist cope with the excessive quantity of mail anticipated on the run as much as Christmas. But when there may be any repetition of the act, the postbox might be resealed.
A Lombard Road resident instructed the Mercury: “This postbox is well-used. Sealing it up means it will likely be essential to go additional into city to put up our mail.
“A postie defined that it was sealed as a result of baggage of urine have been pushed inside.
“I hope that this vile apply doesn’t unfold any wider to different postboxes within the metropolis, particularly when individuals wish to put up their Christmas playing cards.”
A Royal Mail spokesperson stated: “We are able to verify that the postbox on Lombard Road has been out of service as a consequence of unacceptable ranges of hygiene points within the space.
“Particularly, urine in plastic baggage posted into the field. We apologise to prospects for this unlucky state of affairs.
“This has been an ongoing difficulty and is one which is an insupportable state of affairs for our individuals to work in.
“Postmen and girls ought to have the ability to work in a secure and nice working atmosphere once they empty postboxes. We’ll proceed to observe the state of affairs.”
The spokesman stated there aren’t any different points at another native postboxes and the police have been knowledgeable.
“Any prospects with considerations about their mail ought to contact Royal Mail Buyer Providers by way of royalmail.com, on Twitter @RoyalMailHelp, or by calling 03457 740 740,” added the spokesman.