Thieving postie faces jail

A POSTAL worker who stole nearly 300 letters will be sentenced next month.

Lorna Bland, 26, from Lee Mount, Halifax, pleaded guilty to theft and delaying the post.

The thefts took place between December 6, 2006, and August 25, 2010.

Prosecutor Charles Watson called the theft of 284 postal packets a "significant breach of trust".

Malcolm Nowell, defending, said: "Clearly custody cannot be ruled out".

Bland will be sentenced on February 23 at Calderdale Magistrates Court.