Birmingham & Black Country

Royal Mail apologies for 20-year post delay

Royal Mail has apologised for failing to deliver 20-year-old mail discovered in a sealed up postbox at Birmingham New Street station.

The nine items were "partly concealed" at the bottom of the disused postbox at the station, Royal Mail said.

Spokesperson Heulyn Gwyn Davies said: "We are making every effort to ensure that these items are delivered as soon as possible."

The undelivered items were found by builders removing the postbox.

Network Rail said they had asked Royal Mail if the postbox could be sealed up about 18 months ago as it had a very narrow slit and users were complaining about it.

Spokesman Keith Lumley said that "needles and other objects" were also being put in the postbox.

Mr Lumley said the box had been emptied regularly until it was sealed up but the items had been missed.

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