Bedfordshire postman Stephen Dillingham pleads guilty to mail theft after more than 1,500 parcels are found in his loft

A FORMER postman has admitted stashing more than 1,500 stolen parcels in his loft for eight years.

Stephen Dillingham, who worked as a postman in Bedfordshire between 1998 and 2009, took the packets sometime between 2006 and when he left the company but it wasn’t until February this year that his hoarding habit was discovered.

Vicky Dillingham, the defendant’s estranged wife, was clearing out the loft in the home they previously shared on February 18 when she found a stack of parcels.

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