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Postal workers to report crimes in trial scheme

Credit: PA

Postal workers will be asked to report low-level crime or suspicious incidents to the police under a new trial scheme.

Royal Mail said more than 130 postmen and women in Winchester, Hampshire, will take part in the Mail Watch initiative.

Tony Marsh, director of security at Royal Mail, said:

Royal Mail postmen and women collect and deliver mail six days a week and have almost-unrivalled knowledge of the communities they serve.

We are proud to be formalising our working relationship with Hampshire Constabulary and Neighbourhood Watch through the launch of this important initiative, and look forward to playing our part in creating a safer community.

– Tony Marsh