Wednesday 18 October 2017

Ystalyfera postal service resumes after dog impounded

Postal services have returned to normal in Ystalyfera
Postal services have returned to normal in Ystalyfera

Postal services in a Welsh village have resumed after police seized a dog which tried to attack a postwoman, Royal Mail bosses have confirmed.

Around 70 houses in Ystalyfera in the Swansea valley had to travel five miles away to collect their mail after deliveries were suspended for two weeks.

Bosses said they made the decision after one of their workers was cornered for half an hour by a large mastiff.

Royal Mail spokeswoman Val Bodden said the temporary measure had now been lifted.

"Deliveries to residents in the Zoar Road area of Ystalyfera have been reinstated this morning following a police report that the dog has been impounded," she added on Thursday.

"We will be monitoring the situation on a daily basis and we apologise to any customers who have been inconvenienced. The safety of our staff is of the utmost importance to Royal Mail and suspension of deliveries is always a last resort."

South Wales Police confirmed its involvement in the incident.

A spokesman said: "Police officers have executed a warrant to seize a dog in the Ystalyfera area. The dog has been the subject of several complaints from members of the public and an investigation is continuing."

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