Residents tell of post suspicions

MALCOLM Boreham, a former payroll manager who has lived in Bucklesham Road for 32 years with his wife Janice, said he had had two suspicious incidents with his post this year.

MALCOLM Boreham, a former payroll manager who has lived in Bucklesham Road for 32 years with his wife Janice, said he had had two suspicious incidents with his post this year.

On one occasion he complained to Royal Mail officials after a birthday card was tampered with and money was missing from the envelope. On the second he posted a receipt home from his holiday in the Channel Islands but it never arrived.

He said: “It will be interesting to see if that receipt is among the items they are going to bring me.

“I know that was addressed correctly because I did it myself!


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“It has all been very upsetting and now we are just anxious to see what is in this mail we have not received - I just hope it's all junk mail.”

Teresa Allcock, also of Bucklesham Road, said: “I have not been suspicious - if you don't have any post on a day you just think there is no post, but I hope we have not missed anything vital.

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“I am also the church hall bookings secretary and lots of the post for the hall comes to my home.

“I know we have not missed any cheques because we would know about those, but there may have been other items. My husband also had a couple of bank statements which did not come but that could have been a bank error.”

Meanwhile Moria Ellice, 59, of Purdis Farm Lane, added: “Our post has always been erratic. We used to get nothing for a week and then lots wrapped up in a plastic band.

“We don't know what we haven't got because you don't know what has been posted to you.

“I'm thinking that maybe I won £1million on the premium bonds!

“My daughter got married recently and there were presents that didn't arrive.”

Her husband, Neill, who is the general manager of Ipswich Golf Club which is part of the postal round, said he was not yet sure if the club had been affected.

He added: “We haven't had any communication from Royal Mail yet.

“There have been times we've chased people for subscriptions and they have said they paid two months ago.”

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