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Northern Ireland postman accused of interfering with mail is returned for trial

A postal worker has been returned for trial accused of interfering with mail and opening packages.

James Clarke (23), of Edenvale Crescent, Belfast, is further accused of possessing financial documents and bank statements for use in fraud.

Clarke faces two counts of delaying a postal packet in the course of its transmission.

He is also charged with intentionally opening a package.

The alleged offences were committed on dates between May 2006 and January 2008.

During a hearing at Belfast Magistrates' Court prosecution representatives applied to have him sent for trial. Granting the application, District Judge Fiona Bagnall ordered him to be returned to the Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

Clarke was released on continuing bail.

Belfast Telegraph