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Cocaine-using Bradford postman jailed for stealing cash and gifts from hundreds of Christmas cards and parcels

Cocaine-using Bradford postman jailed for stealing cash and gifts from hundreds of Christmas cards and parcels

Cocaine-using Bradford postman jailed for stealing cash and gifts from hundreds of Christmas cards and parcels

A COCAINE-using postman who plundered cash and valuables from hundreds of Christmas cards and parcels to fuel his addiction has been jailed for eight months.
Ashley Duree, 28, dumped bin bags of rifled mail at a recycling centre and threw opened letters and packages into public litter bins, Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.
Duree, of Western Fold, Buttershaw, Bradford, pleaded guilty to two charges of stealing postal packets from the Royal Mail between November 1 and December 10 last year.
The court heard he had taken about 500 items of mail, making between £600 and £1,000 from his dishonesty.
Prosecutor Rehana Popal said that Duree was caught after staff at Dealburn Recycling Centre in Low Moor, Bradford, saw him acting suspiciously while disposing of two bin bags.
The sacks were recovered and found to contain hundreds of “mistreated” postal packages.
More stolen items of mail were found in Duree’s car.
He was arrested and immediately confessed to taking anything of value from the post over the past month to pay for his £140 a week cocaine habit.
Duree, who had worked for the Royal Mail for ten years, had no previous convictions, the court heard.
Miss Popal said it had cost almost £2,000 for the Royal Mail to bring the prosecution.
Duree’s solicitor advocate, Andrew Walker, conceded that the case passed the custody threshold.
“He took drugs socially and it got completely out of hand. He was on a self-destructive path,” Mr Walker said.
Duree made full admissions when questioned and quickly resigned from his job.


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