Postal deliveries in Meltham stopped because of a dangerous dog could resume shortly.

Royal Mail halted deliveries in Copley Avenue, Golcar Brow Road, Sunny Bank Road, Deer Hill Court and Nab Crescent after fears over a bull mastiff which bit a postman.

Letters and parcels were building up at Meltham Community Post Office after deliveries stopped without householders being told they needed to collect their own mail.

The Royal Mail secured a civil order to ensure that the dog was fenced in and kept secure.

Last year the gate was damaged and Royal Mail bosses said the dog had been seen running loose.

Postman Jason Lee, 42, needed plastic surgery to an arm and was left scarred for life after the dog attack in Copley Avenue in July 2013.

Now the Royal Mail has been assured by the dog’s owner that the gate is to be repaired today.

Copley Avenue in Meltham
Copley Avenue in Meltham
 

Spokesman Morag Turnbull said: “We will undertake a risk assessment tomorrow morning, with a view to resuming deliveries immediately, provided the gate has been fixed and it is therefore safe to do so.

“We would like to apologise again to our customers who have been affected.”