A Burnley postman who stashed away more than 31,000 letters and parcels at his home has been spared jail.Really? Must have had a damned good excuse then…
He apologised for his actions and said he deserved to go to prison after a judge gave him 'a chance' as he looked after his disabled wife and daughter.Awwww, poor guy! *sniff* I’m quite welling up here.
He said: “Personally I think I should have gone to prison. I know I have done wrong and I am sorry.
“The judge obviously realised that I had to look after my family, they need me to be here and I am grateful I am able to still look after them.
“It was a very stressful and difficult time, I was looking after my wife and daughter and that in itself was a full-time job.
"There just weren’t enough hours in the day."
Clearly, it all got too much for him, the poor, saintly, self-suffering ma…
Tasker, who was to tell bosses he had sometimes been too drunk to do his round…D’oh!
Tasker, then a postman for 12 years, had been put under surveillance by the Royal Mail last September after reports from the public about mail not being delivered.*grinds teeth*
On the day he was observed, he didn't start on his round until noon at the earliest, finished about 2pm and had left more than 300 packets undelivered.
He later admitted he had left the Post Office at about 9am and had then done some shopping, gone home for his breakfast, had some cider, been to the bookies and was drunk.
He was given 32 weeks in jail, suspended for a year, with 12 months' supervision and alcohol treatment and the Thinking Skills programme.PUT THE JUDGES ON THIS DAMNED COURSE!!!