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Thousands taken in post office armed robbery

Police are hunting for two men who stole thousands of pounds during an armed robbery at a Sussex post office. It happened just after 10am yesterday at North Street, Lower Horsebridge, near Hailsham.

A member of staff, a man in his sixties, sustained arm and shoulder bruising as he tried to prevent one of the men getting through the counter door, but did not require hospital treatment. There were no customers in the store at the time.

The two robbers fled in a maroon older style Ford Escort, which drove away northward in the direction of the A267 and Heathfield. It was found abandoned in Hellingly shortly afterwards. Witnesses should call Sussex Police on 101 or email quoting Operation Fountain.

Post Office managers work to rule over pay disputes

Post Office managers will stage their first industrial action in 34 years today in a dispute over pay.

The union Unite have accused the Post Office of dragging their feet for 16 months over pay discussions.

They will ban overtime and work to rule for 24 hours.

The Post Office says it remains committed to reaching an agreement with the union.

Unite have warned that further industrial action will take place if the dispute is not resolved.

National officer Brian Scott said, "Unite members will not undertake any overtime, will refuse to work any additional hours or do work not proper to their role in the organisation."


Police hunt post office thief

An efit image of a man police want to speak to after the theft Credit: Kent Police

Cash was stolen from Ashford Post Office after a thief distracted the counter assistant and snatched notes from the till.

An e-fit has been released of the offender by Kent Police who are appealing for witnesses.

The theft happened on Tuesday, April 23 at 1pm at the store in Gladstone Road.

The thief is described as aged in his 30s, 5ft 3ins tall, of stocky build with short, brown hair and long sideburns. He was wearing a white t-shirt, possibly with grey logo on front.

Anyone who knows the man should contact PC Darren Laker at Kent Police on 101, giving reference ZY/11200/13.

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