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Ex-postman sentenced to six months for stealing cycling packages

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Ex-postman sentenced to six months for stealing cycling packages thumbnailJohn Woodhouse a former Royal Mail worker from Cushendall was jailed last Thursday for six months after he admitted stealing parcels. Woodhouse is pictured leaving Ballymena Magistrates Court at an earlier appearance.

A FORMER postman from County Antrim and "keen cyclist" who was stealing cycling goods from postal packages has been sentenced to six months in jail.
John Francis Woodhouse (43), of Bellisk Drive, Cushendall, appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court to learn his fate after he previously admitted a charge of theft of mail in transmission.
On unknown dates between June 10, 2016, and August 8, 2017, at the Royal Mail Ballymena Delivery Office he stole postal packets.
District Judge Peter King said: "This is a gross breach of trust. You were employed as a postal delivery man. I struggle to see a greater breach of trust than a postman stealing the mail.
“In order for the public to have confidence in the postal system those who operate it have to have the utmost integrity".

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