Post box blunder

ROYAL Mail has been left with faces as red as their post boxes after one was found open all hours! The box in the wall at the now defunct Post Office in Broadway, Letchworth GC, was not only left unlocked but staff had forgotten to block it off after it h

ROYAL Mail has been left with faces as red as their post boxes after one was found open all hours!

The box in the wall at the now defunct Post Office in Broadway, Letchworth GC, was not only left unlocked but staff had forgotten to block it off after it had been taken out of service.

A member of the public revealed the error which certainly did not have his stamp of approval when he posted a personal letter there on Friday night.

"I dropped my letter into the box and became suspicious because there were no collections times," said the local resident who wants to remain anonymous.

"I then noticed the box door was unlocked so I opened it and retrieved my letter and shut it up. It was half full and there seemed to be a lot of business mail in there."

A member of staff at the Letchworth GC sorting office said the post box should have been blocked off.