Newquay mail deliveries suspended after dog attacks on postman
ROYAL Mail has stopped delivering post to a street in Newquay after a postman was attacked by a pet dog – twice.
In the latest incident, bosses say an employee was bitten by the vicious mutt last week as he walked from door to door on Pydar Close.
Now they have insisted the safety of their front line staff must come first and have instructed home owners to pick up their post from the East Street delivery office until the "matter is resolved".
Royal Mail spokeswoman Val Bodden said: "Unfortunately, dog attacks are a hazard faced by our postmen and women every working day and our first priority as an employer is to ensure the welfare and safety of our people, who provide a valuable service to our customers. Royal Mail seeks the co-operation of our customers and we encourage the public to take responsibility for keeping their pets under control.
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"Royal Mail takes very seriously the safety of its employees, particularly our frontline staff who deliver the mail."