Shocking moment the Royal Mail postman kicked a family dog across the floor as he delivered a parcel
- A postman was caught kicking a dog outside a house in Greater Manchester
- Footage shows the man kicking the animal moments after delivering a package
- The girl was left in tears and the dog now gets wet when the doorbell rings
Footage captured on Ring’s doorbell showed the moment a postman kicked a family’s dog outside their house and left the girl in tears.
The Royal Mail worker was delivering a package to a house in Greater Manchester, which was opened by her teenage daughter one morning last month.
The postman can be seen passing the parcel to the girl, at the same time the dog runs to the open door and barks.
The man then kicks the dog, which sends it rolling several feet across the driveway before it rushes into the garden as the postman departs.
The mother says her daughter approached her in tears after the incident. She claims the dog now gets wet every time the doorbell rings.
A Royal Mail worker was caught kicking a family dog (pictured) on his driver seconds after delivering a package to his home in Greater Manchester
The postman was waiting outside the house to deliver a package with no problem (pictured), but moments after handing over the package he says the dog bit him
It is understood the incident was discussed by Royal Mail with the postman involved and he claimed the dog bit his ankle and his reaction was to kick the dog.
Talk to The Manchester Evening Newsthe mum, who has already made a formal complaint, said: ‘My dog is afraid to go to the door and when the doorbell rings he gets wet and visibly shakes.
“My daughter answered the door for delivery. I was outside doing the dishes and she ran over and told me what had happened. My daughter was very upset. She was crying her eyes out and she is not an emotional child.
In a letter seen by MEN, Royal Mail apologized for the upset caused, particularly to the girl, but mentioned that an average of 33 Royal Mail staff are attacked by dogs each week.
He said: “We are working closely with our health and safety team to ensure that our staff are fully aware of the dangers of free-roaming animals. We operate an absolute DO NOT policy, whereby mail is returned to the office for safe delivery attempt if loose animals or pets turn in what they consider to be defense of their family or of their space.
It is understood the Royal Mail has apologized to the family and spoken about the incident with the worker in question
A Royal Mail spokesperson said in a statement: “Royal Mail treats all dog attacks on our postmen and postmen very seriously. Our first priority as an employer is to ensure the well-being and safety of our employees who provide valuable service to our customers.
“The vast majority of dog owners are very responsible and keep their pets under control. However, last year there were 1,690 dog attacks on postal workers and women in the UK – some resulting in life-changing injuries. We continue to appeal to dog owners and their families to help reduce the number of aggressions, especially at the door and in the garden.
‘Customers who would like more information on how to prevent dog attacks when the postman visits their property, can visit our website at www.royalmail.com/dogawareness.’