Tuesday, May 20, 2008


A drunk postman filmed falling over in the street on a YouTube video has been "dealt with", the Royal Mail said today. The clip, "Drunk Postman Falls Over Bolton Town Centre", shows the man clutching a bollard in the street and punching the air several times before keeling over. He then uses the bollard to pull himself up and stands, swaying. He is wearing a blue and red outfit - referred to by the filmmakers as his uniform - and carries a red and fluorescent yellow delivery bag. The filmmakers call the man an idiot and shout "Ooh, mind how you go" as the man falls. A male voice states: "He's asking for it wearing a f****** uniform and everything." The man appears to be in his 20s or 30s and has short, light brown hair. The one-minute-four-second clip has been viewed more than 30,000 times since it was posted a year ago. The clip attracted 40 comments. One commentator wrote: "I love that clip! All the posties wear their uniforms to the pub after work. And yes, most of us are just like that bloke..." Another states the man used to work in an off-licence. One comment suggests the man is disgraceful. A Royal Mail spokesman said: "This happened two years ago and was dealt with at the time." He declined to comment on the postman's behaviour and said: "We don't comment on individual cases."

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