South East Wales

Trebanog water pistol incident prompts Rail Mail apology

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A postman has been barred from delivering to a family home in Rhondda after allegedly confiscating a water pistol off a child.

According to the Daily Mail, a group of five-year-old children shot water at the postman as he made deliveries in Trebanog.

CCTV footage appears to show the postman taking the toy off a child and throwing it in his van.

The Royal Mail said his actions were "not acceptable behaviour".

Spokeswoman Sally Hopkins said: "We have apologised to the customer and will be sending her a cheque so she can buy her son a new toy.

"We are now dealing with this internally and this postman will not be delivering to this address until further notice."

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