The Derbyshire Times report:

A corrupt Derbyshire postal worker tampered with over 3,300 letters and parcels in just one year, the Derbyshire Times can reveal.

The figures, uncovered by a freedom of information request, show from June 2010 to June 2012 four Royal Mail staff were responsibile for withholding 4,323 items of mail – a staggering 3,319 of them by one postie alone.

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