A POSTMAN dumped his mail in bins because he was angry at the way bosses treated him after he was bitten by a dog.
Hundreds of undelivered letters and mail packets were discovered in wheeled bins outside Edward Green’s Newsome home.
A court heard that the 55-year-old was upset at Royal Mail following an incident where an Alsatian Staffordshire cross savaged his leg during one of his rounds.
Kirklees magistrates were told that suspicions arose in November that Green, who worked in the Slaithwaite area, was not delivering his mail.
Investigators placed two test letters into the system and neither were delivered by the ex-Army man.
Green’s vehicle and his home in Newsome Road were searched.
Charles Watson, prosecuting on behalf of the Royal Mail, said: “Recovered from two wheeled bins were 253 addressed and 290 door-to-door postal packets.
“The stamped dates were between October 30 and November 5.”
Green was arrested and later suspended from his job, which he had held for four-and-a-half years.
Mr Watson said: “He said: ‘I couldn’t be bothered, I was too lazy to deliver it on the day.”
Green added that most of the undelivered mail was magazines and mail shots.
Mr Watson said: “He admitted these disposals for a couple of years but he was unable to put a figure on the number.”
Green admitted charges of criminal damage and attempted criminal damage to the post.
He was sacked from his job and has now found employment elsewhere.
In mitigation Jonathan Slawinskidescribed Green’s previous working record as ‘exemplary’.
He said that before he became a postman, the married father-of-one spent 22 years in the Royal Logistic Corps.