We realise that you are not responsible for all the items that you may receive in the post. However, we are obliged to take action when certain items are received – for example, but not restricted to:
- We must comply with relevant legislation regarding the transmission of correspondence including threatening letters or other articles – see Section 1 Malicious Communications Act, 1988, and,
- The sending by post of indecent or obscene articles as under The Postal Services Act 2000 section 85. Pornographic material together with indecent images of children can lead to notification of the relevant authorities.
A list of items that are prohibited and restricted within the UK is provided on the British Post Office website.
A further list of what cannot be, or has restrictions on being, sent from the UK is provided here.