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VIDEO: Seagulls Stop Postal Deliveries on a Cornish Street

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8:19am 3rd July 2013

A Cornish street has become a no-go for posties because of dive-bombing seagulls.

Royal Mail is refusing to deliver to Liskey Hill Crescent in Perranporth, after workers were attacked by the nesting birds.

It means residents are having to walk into town to pick up letters.

Local Danny Wallis said: "They swoop at you and sometimes they can actually sort of hit your head. Especially when walking the dog up there, they can really get quite aggressive. We've got two little boys as well and they're frightened of them. If my boys were walking up there I'd be worried for them."

Royal Mail spokesperson Val Bodden said: "The regular postwoman delivering to addresses in Liskey Hill Crescent in Perranporth, has been experiencing swooping attacks by seagulls as she delivered her round over the past few weeks.
"The safety of our people is paramount to Royal Mail and these swooping attacks have made it difficult for her to continue to do her job. Unfortunately these frightening attacks have meant that this week we have temporarily suspended deliveries to some addresses in Liskey Hill Crescent. These kinds of attacks do occur at this time of year across the country as gulls are nesting.
 
"We apologise to those customers affected and we will resume deliveries as soon as it is safe for us to do so and we are continuing to monitor the situation. Customers affected have been written to and we have advised them that they can collect their mail from the local post office a few hundred yards away in St Pirans Road, Perranporth,TR6 0LG. Any customer who has a concern about their mail delivery can contact Customer Services on 08457 740 740."

8:19am 3rd July 2013

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