Disgraced ex-Braintree postie set to face jail term

Essex County Standard: Disgraced ex-Braintree postie set to face jail term Disgraced ex-Braintree postie set to face jail term

A disgraced former Braintree postman who stole more than 40,000 mail items has been warned he faces a prison sentence.

Graham King, 47, has admitted stealing more than 40,000 Royal Mail letters and packets from his round in Braintree over a seven year period.

On Tuesday, Chelmsford Crown Court heard how King, who became a postman in December 2002, admitted stealing 35,538 unaddressed door to door items in Braintree between April 23 2011 and September 17 last year.

He further admitted stealing 6,539 postal packets between November 1 2006 and November 8 2013, as well as stealing a postal packet containing gift cards and vouchers worth £40 on or about December 19 2012 and a postal packet on November 8 2013.

Judge Charles Gratwicke told him: "A prison sentence is almost inevitable."

King, formerly of Easterford Road, Kelvedon, now of St Peters Street, Lowestoft, has been released on bail after his case was adjourned for reports and sentencing.

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6:21am Thu 8 May 14

MaryPoppins87 says...

What a prat
What a prat MaryPoppins87
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8:21am Thu 8 May 14

irememberwhen says...

Postman Prat
Postman Prat irememberwhen
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12:03pm Thu 8 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

he doesn't look very worried looks like he is gloating horrible person
he doesn't look very worried looks like he is gloating horrible person Bhudeeka
  • Score: 2

8:26pm Thu 8 May 14

The-Pitts says...

he needs help not being banged up....over £500 to £1000 per week keeping him inside is silly......he needs care...
he needs help not being banged up....over £500 to £1000 per week keeping him inside is silly......he needs care... The-Pitts
  • Score: -1

7:08am Fri 9 May 14

Bert Hardy says...

The-Pitts wrote:
he needs help not being banged up....over £500 to £1000 per week keeping him inside is silly......he needs care...
He may need care but the public need protection and other postmen should be protected from the fall out from thieves such as this!
[quote][p][bold]The-Pitts[/bold] wrote: he needs help not being banged up....over £500 to £1000 per week keeping him inside is silly......he needs care...[/p][/quote]He may need care but the public need protection and other postmen should be protected from the fall out from thieves such as this! Bert Hardy
  • Score: 2

1:53pm Mon 12 May 14

Victor Meldrew Junior says...

Deserves punishment for stealing real post but he ought to get an MBE for saving Braintree from 35,000 items of junk mail!
Deserves punishment for stealing real post but he ought to get an MBE for saving Braintree from 35,000 items of junk mail! Victor Meldrew Junior
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