Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Belfast Royal Mail staff stole children's toys and perfumes

William Belshaw and Mark Jackson have admitted stealing from Royal Mail.
William Belshaw and Mark Jackson have admitted stealing from Royal Mail.

Two Royal Mail staff members pleaded guilty today to stealing a range of high street goods from work.

William Belshaw admitted a charge of taking four Nintendo DS consoles, two Sony PSPs, memory sticks, and a Nano shuffle.

The theft allegation against the 42-year-old, of Ravenswood Park, Braniel, Belfast, also included a Mr Men DVD, Fisher Price electronic toy and Readers Digest Mind Stretchers book.

Appearing alongside him at the city's magistrates' court was 48-year-old Mark Jackson.

Jackson, of Gransha Park, west Belfast, was charged with stealing moisturising creams, perfume, aftershave and watches.

He was also accused of taking a hoodie, purse, Beats headphones, an i-Pod touch and Steven Gerrard book.

All of the goods belonged to Royal Mail and were stolen in Belfast between January and November last year, according to the charges.

No further details were disclosed at this stage in the case.

Both men pleaded guilty when the allegations were put to them.

They were released on bail to return for sentencing next week.

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