A DPD courier driver who was sacked after thieves stole his van full with parcels has been offered his job back.
Sergey, the courier driver for Goudhurst, was delivering items for Christmas in Blue Coat Lane early December when his van was stolen.
Sergey was initially sacked by DPD but after the public bound together in support, he has been able to return back to work for DPD following an investigation.
Dwain McDonald, the UK Chief Executive for DPD received letters from people living in the Goudhurst area expressing their upset that the delivery driver had been sacked. Two days after the incident, Sergey was returned back to his post.
A DPD spokesman said: “A DPD van was stolen last week in the Goudhurst area. Although some parcels had been removed, the van and majority of parcels were recovered”.
“We have carried out a full investigation of the incident and as a result, the driver has been reinstated on Thursday and is back delivering parcels on his normal route.”
The police are currently looking into the theft.
A police spokesman said: “Kent Police were called at 12:20pm on Tuesday the 27th of November on reports a delivery van had been stolen from Blue Coat Lane in Goudhurst.”
“Police attended the scene and a search was carried out which resulted in the van being located in Lovers Lane and returned to it’s rightful owner.”
“Inquiries are ongoing into the theft.”
If you are a self-employed courier, make sure you have a correct courier van insurance in place to protect you against theft.