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Royal Mail BANS deliveries to the street after a 52-year-old postman is shot in the face while on duty

Royal Mail bans problem street deliveries after a 52-year-old postman is shot in the face while on duty

  • Bosses said all future deliveries to Spring Bank Rise in Keighley have been suspended
  • The postwoman was shot in the face earlier this week by a powerful air rifle
  • The 52-year-old was rushed to the hospital to receive treatment for facial injuries
  • Police say they have since arrested two people who are believed to have been involved

Royal Mail bosses have banned deliveries to a problem street in West Yorkshire after a postman was shot.

The 52-year-old was shot by a powerful airgun by a sniper this week while delivering the mail to Spring Bank Rise in Keighley, West Yorkshire, and was taken to hospital with a facial injury.

Royal Mail bosses have taken drastic action to suspend all future deliveries to the street due to concerns about worker safety, a measure they described as a “last resort.”

They urged customers to contact the police with any information that could help them with their questions.

Royal Mail bosses said they will suspend all future deliveries to Spring Bank Rise in Keighley (above) with immediate effect.

Royal Mail bosses said they will suspend all future deliveries to Spring Bank Rise in Keighley (above) with immediate effect.

Police have since arrested an 18-year-old man and young person believed to have been involved in the attack.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said the company was “shocked and saddened by this incident.

“We are grateful that our colleague was not injured more seriously and wish her a speedy recovery.

“We are now helping the police with their questions. Royal Mail does not tolerate any form of abuse against our employees.

As a result of this incident, all deliveries to Spring Bank Rise Keighley are suspended with immediate effect.

Police said they arrested two people believed to have been involved in the attack on a Royal Mail postman (file photo)

Police said they arrested two people believed to have been involved in the attack on a Royal Mail postman (file photo)

Police said they arrested two people believed to have been involved in the attack on a Royal Mail postman (file photo)

Interrupting deliveries is a last resort. But our first priority as an employer is to ensure the well-being and safety of our people.

“Customers who are unable to collect mail from their local delivery office are offered alternative arrangements until we can safely resume delivery.

“We urge customers to contact the police with any information that could support their investigation.”

A police spokesman said, “The 52-year-old woman was taken to hospital for treatment and camera surveillance was conducted in the area.

“Two men, an 18-year-old and a younger one, were subsequently arrested and investigations are ongoing.”

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