Postal workers refuse to deliver free copies of The Sun

A number of postal workers in Skelmersdale in Lancashire have threatened to walk out if they are forced to deliver free copies of The Sun later this week.

Scarfs are sold infront of a poster outside Anfield urging people not to buy The Sun newspaper. 2004. Credit: PA

The Sun, which has planned a nationwide drop of its free World Cup-themed promotion, has agreed not to send out copies in Liverpool, where there is still widespread anger over the way it reported the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

However, the tabloid newspaper is still set to go out in some areas of Merseyside, because they do not have Merseyside postcodes.

The Royal Mail said any concerns would be handled "with fairness and dignity".

The Sun published a full page apology in 2004.

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Postal workers refuse to deliver The Sun

Postal workers in West Lancashire have threatened to walk out if they are forced to deliver free copies of The Sun newspaper. It is understood six members of staff in Skelmersdale were at Hillsborough on the day of the disaster.