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Couple blame urinating postman for months of 'foul smell' on their doorstep

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: June 25, 2013

By Mike Byrne

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An Exeter postman faces disciplinary action after a city couple found him urinating outside their front door.

Luke Osborne, 27, and his partner Keyleigh Rawlings, 23, of Exe Street, say they suffered from the foul smell for months before discovering the culprit.

Then on Saturday Luke heard the post arrive at around 11am, quietly opened the front door – and found a postman urinating against the wall outside.

Luke said: “For months now my partner and I have been having to walk through urine on our front steps. I had to wash the steps down constantly as the smell was horrendous.

“Keyleigh is expecting our baby tomorrow (mon) and it is just so unhealthy.

“The entrance to our flat is secluded with steps up to the front door.

“When I went out there he was, full frontal, relieving himself. I couldn’t believe it. This is the Royal Mail, they deliver in the Queen’s name and there he was relieving himself on my front step.

“I had thought at first it might be late night drunks, but then drunks don’t return to the same spot day after day to relieve themselves.

Luke said: “I have complained to the Royal Mail’s Exeter depot and they say they will look into it.”

Royal Mail spokesperson Val Bodden said: “Royal Mail expects the highest standards of behaviour from our people while out on deliveries and collections and this individual will now face internal disciplinary measures.”

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  • labman57  |  June 30 2013, 3:33AM

    Remember, it's always better to be ****ed off than ****ed on.

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  • Tweedy-Pete  |  June 26 2013, 8:30PM

    Thankfully this only happens in the cheaper areas of Exeter.

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  • exetergirl  |  June 25 2013, 5:30PM

    I used to live in Wilton Way Exeter, & several times found a puddle by our wheely bins. It wasn't until I opened our front door one day & found our postman urinating against them that I realised what was going on. I don't know who was most surprised that morning- me or the postie! Pretty disgusting!

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  • Shaynerer  |  June 25 2013, 3:09PM

    If found to be true, he should be relieved of his post immediately and ceremonially de-bagged at morning parade.

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