Suspended sentence for postal worker after thousands of letters and parcels go missing

A postal worker from Sutton who was responsible for 6,000 letters and packages not being delivered, has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Emma Pearce found her job got on top of her as she was going through a period of personal crisis, Nottingham Crown Court was told.

It was accepted the 36-year-old, of Layton Avenue, was not stealing to sell on for profit.

She pleaded guilty to delaying the mail and theft, on the basis that items had gone missing.

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