TNT mail row: hundreds of letters including official docs found dumped in river

Controversial delivery firm TNT Post faces an official investigation after a London MP discovered hundreds of letters, including official benefits documents and banking details, dumped in a river.

The Information Commissioner’s Office has been called in after Hendon MP Matthew Offord found a large sack of TNT post at the bottom of the Silk Stream river in Colindale.

The bulk of the mail was confidential benefits information sent from Barnet Council to residents, as well as statements from Barclays Bank.

The find comes after it emerged that polling cards for next month’s European and local elections delivered by TNT Post had been dumped on bins and delivered to the wrong addresses in Barnet, one of London’s biggest boroughs.

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