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The postman who stole 76,000 letters

world Updated: May 13, 2010 13:12 IST
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A British postman, who stashed away 76,000 letters and parcels in his home, had to leave his flat as there was no space to live in it.

Paul Noga, 38, nicked 76,000 letters, bank statements, birthday presents and parcels over a two-year period.

Stunned police officials found mail covering every surface of the flat when they raided his home, The Sun reported.

Noga torched up to 1,000 stolen packages and damaging hundreds more.

"The mail was just lying around in the flat. It got to such an extent he had to move to his mother's flat, where he now lives," Noga's lawyer Shaun Routledge told Newcastle Crown Court.

Routledge sought a psychiatric report on the postman.