Birthday cards and cheques found discarded in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 16:47 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:37 08 October 2018

The post was found discarded in Welwyn Garden City near the Chequers roundabout. Picture: Danny Wyatt

The post was found discarded in Welwyn Garden City near the Chequers roundabout. Picture: Danny Wyatt

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A pile of opened birthday cards and envelopes containing cheques was found strewn across the grass in Welwyn Garden City.

The post was found discarded in Welwyn Garden City near the Chequers roundabout. Picture: Danny WyattThe post was found discarded in Welwyn Garden City near the Chequers roundabout. Picture: Danny Wyatt

Police were called at 4.02pm on Friday, October 5 by a man who found the pile of cards while walking his dog in the Chequers Field area.

The man said the cards were all open and some of them had cheques inside. He took the cards to Hatfield Police Station.

Another heap of dumped birthday cards, also containing cheques, were found on Sunday, October 8 in Ascots Lane.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “We are very concerned to hear about this incident and are investigating as a matter of urgency.

The post was found discarded in Welwyn Garden City near the Chequers roundabout. Picture: Danny WyattThe post was found discarded in Welwyn Garden City near the Chequers roundabout. Picture: Danny Wyatt

“Any customers with concerns about their mail should contact Royal Mail Customer Services via royalmail.com, on Twitter @RoyalMailHelp or on 03457 740 740.”

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