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Grandfather wins compensation from Royal Mail

Grandfather wins compensation from Royal Mail

A grandfather whose foot was run over and crushed by a Royal Mail van has won compensation of £2,250.

The out-of-court settlement for Tony Pepper, 59, of Colne came three weeks before his case was due to be heard.

His injury occurred during a drive to visit his cousin on the A590, during which two Royal Mail vehicles overtook him.

Unhappy at what he perceived was poor driving on the part of Royal Mail staff, Mr Pepper trailed the vans to a Royal Mail depot, whereupon he sustained the injury.

Mr Pepper, who is a father of 11, pursued legal action after having initially complained to Royal Mail.

He told the Burnley Citizen: "If I had got an apology I would not have gone to solicitors."

A Royal Mail spokesman said: "We can confirm that Mr Pepper brought a claim against Royal Mail, and this has now been settled on terms between the two parties."

However, he refused to confirm whether the staff involved were had been subject to disciplinary measures.