Leeds & West Yorkshire

Postman attack on Leeds estate halts deliveries

Postal deliveries were suspended to a Leeds estate after a Royal Mail employee was attacked by youths throwing bottles.

The firm suspended Saturday deliveries to addresses in Scott Hall Grove, Scott Hall Walk and Scott Hall Place on 12 and 19 March after "several incidents".

Police will now station high-visibility patrol teams in the area during delivery times.

Normal service is expected to resume on Saturday.

A Royal Mail spokesman said: "Due to a number of incidents recently where our delivery postmen and women were targeted by youths throwing bottles, we were required - as a last resort - to suspend deliveries to a number of addresses.

'Completely unacceptable'

"We are working with the local police to ensure that it is safe for our staff to continue to deliver to this area and we apologise to customers for any inconvenience they may have experienced."

Police said they had identified the victim of the bottle attack and found those they believe are responsible.

Insp Matt Davison said: "We have now made contact with the victim and identified those who we believe are responsible for this completely unacceptable behaviour.

"We are currently in the process of taking any necessary action against both those directly involved and their parents or guardians.

"Officers will also be on high-visibility patrol in the area on Saturday when the delivery commences."

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