Postal worker sacked for stealing cash from greetings cards because he was suffering homophobic abuse at work

A postal worker said he stole the ‘odd fiver’ from greeting cards because he was being bullied at work, a court has heard.

Barrie Whitehead helped himself in full view of CCTV cameras because he wanted to be caught and sacked from his job of 20 years.

Manchester Crown Court was told that the 53-year-old was subjected to ‘childish’ homophobic taunts after he and his wife were seen socialising with friends in the gay area of the city.

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