Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield dog attack forces post delivery suspension

Postal deliveries have been suspended for the second time in two months on a Sheffield street after a dog attacked delivery staff.

Now residents living on Greenwood Avenue in Darnall, have to pick up their mail from the local Post Office or at a delivery office.

Royal Mail said it had previously asked the dog's owner to keep it indoors during delivery times.

One neighbour said it was unfair others were affected by the action.

'Very serious incident'

Dennis Cheeseman who lives on the street said: "We got a letter from the post office stating that [deliveries] were stopped again.

"It's because apparently the dog's gone for the postman.

"It's pretty miffing that this has stopped again.

"I want the dog taken off [the owners]."

In a statement Royal Mail said: "Regrettably, despite previous assurances from the dog owner in Greenwood Avenue, Darnall, Sheffield, that their dog would be kept indoors while the postman was on delivery, there has been another attack on our postman by their dog.

"Because of this very serious further incident, on Monday, 12 August and because the dog roams the neighbourhood, we have had no option but to suspend deliveries to 14 addresses on the road.

"Customers are able to collect their mail at Darnall Post Office on request, or at the delivery office.

"We are once again liaising with the dog owner, the local council and the police in order to resolve the situation as quickly as possible."

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