Hermes Delivery Driver Sacked After Being Caught Dumping Parcels In Woods
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A Hermes delivery driver has been sacked after they were spotted dumping parcels in the woods.
Amy Taylor was walking her dog in the woods in in Carnwath, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, on Tuesday (23 November) when she saw the delivery driver heaping packages into a big pile.
The 34-year-old said she asked what he was doing and he claimed he was simply 'sorting' the parcels; however, on her way home she found them left behind in the woods - including one package addressed to her.
To add insult to injury, the nurse said she received a notification stating that her parcel had been delivered.
Amy subsequently contacted the police but said the parcel pile had disappeared by the time officers arrived at the scene.
Speaking to The Mirror, she said: "I was out on a walk with the dog when I spotted him dumping the parcels.
"He was quite far into the woods but when I asked him he insisted he was 'sorting the parcels'.
"I carried on my way giving him the benefit of the doubt but I ended up turning and going back after thinking it over, but when I returned he was gone.
"I was expecting a parcel from H&M anyway so decided to have a look.
"Sure enough, there was my parcel - which I had already had an email for, saying that it had been delivered, along with a close-up photo of the parcel so you couldn't see where it was.
"I contacted the police but by the time we got up there with them, the parcels had all gone.
"They did their best, but with no evidence, there wasn't much the police could investigate unfortunately."
One person commented: "Whether he's sorting them into order or not - you don't leave folks' parcels piled up in the woods and just f**k off."
Another said: "I am expecting a parcel from Hermes, I hope it's not dumped by this man.
"We have contacted the place where we ordered from and they keep saying they are waiting for Hermes to come and collect it from the company, I want it for Christmas this year not next year."
A third added: "Maybe that's where my dad's top is, I've still not got my refund."
A Hermes spokesperson told LADbible: "We can confirm that this courier has had his contract with us terminated with immediate effect as a result of this incident.
"We are continuing to investigate and apologise to anyone who has been inconvenienced by his actions."