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Woman Loses Finger Delivering Junk-mail

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Personal Delivery Ends in Letterbox Lawsuit


A homeowner is being sued after a woman claims she severed her finger in his letterbox…

Homeowner Paul O'Brien of Morley, Leeds, may have more reason than most to curse the junk mail coming through his door.

It was the delivery of one such unwanted piece of post that prompted a bizarre lawsuit, the likes of which is usually accompanied by the by-line "Only in America."

Cake decorator Joy Goodman claims the jaws of his letterbox severed her index finger– she was delivering a leaflet at the time.

But not for Mrs Goodman the British stiff upper lip; no, she prefers a spot of stateside-style litigation.

As a consequence, O'Brien is facing a lawsuit demanding compensation for loss of earnings and personal injury, claims he intends to fight till the death, or more probably, until they get thrown out of court.

So what of this hand-mutilating letterbox and its jaws of destruction? O'Brien reckons it’s the bog standard one that came with his four bedroom new-build.

He told the Daily Mail: "I didn't invite this person on to my property and there is nothing wrong with the letterbox - I haven't altered it or done anything to it.

"It's just like every other letterbox on this estate. It's the one that came with the house."

Death Penalty for Homeowner ????

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