Royal Mail delivers bundle of letters ten years too late — and some recipients had died

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VILLAGERS finally had their post delivered — ten years late.

Dozens of letters from 2009 were found at a sorting office, with some recipients now dead.

Tony Appleton, 83, who runs Newholme House care home, with the decade-old bundle
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Residents also received winning premium bonds and sympathy cards for deceased relatives.

The Royal Mail attached a letter apologising for any “distress and inconvenience” to affected locals in Great Baddow, Essex.

Tony Appleton, 83, who runs Newholme House care home, got a decade-old bundle. He said: “All the residents they were addressed to have passed on. It’s madness. I can understand post being late but never this late.”

Chelmsford sorting office boss Michael Tattam said “a long-term investigation” uncovered the lost batch, dated July to September 2009.


Royal Mail said a probe is ongoing. It paid £4million compo for losing post in 2017/18.

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Dozens of letters from 2009 were found at a sorting office in Chelmsford
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