Thieving Poulton-le-Fylde postal worker who was based at Preston Royal Mail centre has his sentence amended on appeal

A thieving postal worker who helped himself to the contents of more than 50 packets has appealed his jail term.

Monday, 27th April 2020, 5:00 pm

Brian Redman, 55, of Brockholes Crescent, Poulton-le-Fylde, previously admitted two counts of theft by an employee.

It relates to gift cards and money handled by the Preston Royal Mail centre where the post worker was employed.

The first charge related to 44 packets stolen between July 2017 and September 2019, worth £139.

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Redman stole postal packets

The second related to seven packets containing £160 cash, stolen over three days in September.

He was jailed for a total of 32 weeks - 16 for each charge.

But during an appeal at Preston Crown Court, the Honorary Recorder of Preston, Judge Mark Brown, agreed the sentences should run concurrently - together - meaning he will now serve 16 weeks in total.