Royal Mail refuses to deliver to Gosport pensioner after postman says her dog bit him

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PENSIONER Jean Parker is furious that her post has been stopped – as the postman said her dog bit his leg.

The 75-year-old said her dog, a corgi named Leo, did not touch the postman, when he appeared unexpectedly at her open door on October 7.

Jean Parker (75) denies that her Corgi dog 'Leo' bit a Royal Mail Postman on the leg in the front garden of her Gosport home ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (143109-3939)

Jean Parker (75) denies that her Corgi dog 'Leo' bit a Royal Mail Postman on the leg in the front garden of her Gosport home ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (143109-3939)

Mrs Parker, of Beauchamp Avenue, Gosport, said: ‘My dog was outside saying goodbye to my sister’s carers, they love him.

‘It was raining so I threw a towel over him to dry him off. I didn’t hear the postman come in through the gate.

‘Leo ran out and he didn’t get near enough before I called him back. The postman then started to look at his leg saying the dog had bitten him.

‘He had shorts on and I looked and there was nothing there – no marks, scrapes or blood.’

Mrs Parker said that since then no mail has been delivered and when she saw the postman a few days later she challenged him, only to be told that she would not be getting any post.

Now she said she is confused and upset as she has not been able to get any answers from Royal Mail.

Mrs Parker said: ‘It is very worrying that I am not getting post. I’m waiting for appointments from the hospital, for news of my sister who is unwell and for bills. I’m expecting mail from abroad with bad news in.

‘No-one will talk to me or tell me what’s happening.

‘No-one can tell me anything and the depot won’t even tell me the manager’s name.

‘They said they are investigating but I have not heard anything,

‘They should not be holding on to it. People have paid for stamps so it will be delivered.’

Mrs Parker is adamant that Leo, who she got from a rescue charity three years ago, would never bite anyone.

She said: ‘Everybody loves him. The vet says he’s a little gem. He’s got a good reputation.

‘Why this maniac has decided to say this is beyond me. I am not going to say my dog has bitten him, when he did not.’

Royal Mail confirmed it was witholding Mrs Parker’s post while an investigation was held.

It said the postman required hospital treatment and Mrs Parker could collect post from the Gosport delivery office

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