Man Films 'Angry' Hermes Driver Lashing Parcels Into Van
A man recorded an 'angry' Hermes delivery driver throwing people's packages 'as hard as he could' into the back of a van.
Wayne Millin was in his girlfriend's flat above a Co-op in Barnwood, Gloucester, when the driver arrived in his van to pick up the parcels.
The 47-year-old then whipped out his phone and began to record the driver as he lashed the parcels into the back of the van, before sharing the footage online.
Hermes has said the driver has since been 'removed from the business'.
Wayne, from Coney Hill, Gloucester, said: "I heard some banging, looked out the window and thought, gosh, he's launching them around.
"If you look at the video closely, you can see some of the parcels hit the back of the van and nearly fall back out. It just seemed like he was full of anger.
"It seemed like he didn't really give a s*** about his job or care about anyone's parcels.
"I drive a bin lorry and my loaders don't even throw bags of rubbish in the lorry like that.
"Obviously with lockdown and Christmas coming up, everybody's ordering online now. When I buy my kids presents, they're fragile. So who knows whether the presents people order are going to be damaged.
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"If they're getting thrown around like that, people are going to be opening presents with broken bits of plastic or glass in them and I think that's disgusting.
"You can ruin people's Christmases or even ruin people's lives considering what people order online nowadays. You never know what's in there.
"I could have something really fragile. It doesn't matter how much I wrap it up in bubble wrap, if it's being launched around like that then it's not going to survive.
"I'd never use them again. I know every driver's not like that, but it just shows the standards of the people they're willing to use. People that really don't give a s*** about anything."
A Hermes spokesperson said: "We can confirm that this video shows an agency driver who was removed from the business last week.
"We would like to reassure people that this behaviour is not acceptable or representative of our standards and values.
"Our local teams are working hard to ensure a good service during these challenging times and we thank people for their ongoing support and understanding."
Co-op declined to comment.
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