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Hermes driver throws packages "as hard as he can" into the van


A Hermes delivery driver was filmed by a shocked father claiming careless couriers could ruin Christmas as he tossed packages "as hard as he could" into his van.

The footage shows the man who apparently takes great pleasure in throwing packages so hard that they crash into the sides of the delivery giant's vehicle.

Wayne Millin, 47, watched in horror as he recorded the man's antics from his girlfriend's apartment above the co-op in Barnwood, Gloucester, where Hermes picked up parcels for their service in the UK.

A Hermes delivery man was filmed by a shocked father claiming careless couriers could ruin Christmas as he tossed packages "as hard as he could" into his van.

The footage shows the man who apparently takes great pleasure in throwing packages so hard that they crash into the sides of the delivery giant's vehicle. Circled in yellow is one of the fired packages that hit the roof of the truck

The footage shows the man who apparently takes great pleasure in throwing packages so hard that they crash into the sides of the delivery giant's vehicle. Circled in yellow is one of the fired packages that hit the roof of the truck

Wayne – who makes a living running a garbage truck – said garbage collectors don't even throw garbage bags that hard into their trucks.

Wayne is concerned that random couriers like this one could leave kids with broken gifts as shoppers are forced to order Christmas gifts online.

Wayne's video shows the worker taking items from a cart "without seeing if they're fragile" and flinging them under, over and even like a frisbee.

Wayne's video shows the worker taking items from a cart "without seeing if they're fragile" and flinging them under, over and even like a frisbee

Wayne's video shows the worker taking items from a cart "without seeing if they're fragile" and flinging them under, over and even like a frisbee

Wayne of Coney Hill, Gloucester said, “I heard a knock, looked out the window and thought, my goodness, he was throwing her around.

“If you look closely at the video, you can see that some of the packages hit the back of the van and almost fall out again. It just seemed like he was full of anger.

“It seemed like he hadn't really bothered with his job or taken care of anyone's packages.

“I drive a garbage truck and my loaders don't even throw garbage bags into the truck like that.

47-year-old Wayne Millin (pictured) watched in horror as he recorded the man's antics from his girlfriend's apartment above the Cooperative in Barnwood, Gloucester, where Hermes picks up packages for their service across the UK

47-year-old Wayne Millin (pictured) watched in horror as he recorded the man's antics from his girlfriend's apartment above the Cooperative in Barnwood, Gloucester, where Hermes picks up packages for their service across the UK

Wayne says the driver threw the packages into the Hermes van for about 35-40 minutes

Wayne says the driver threw the packages into the Hermes van for about 35-40 minutes

& # 39; Obviously, with Lockdown and Christmas imminent, everyone is ordering online now. When I buy my children's gifts, they are fragile. So who knows if the gifts people ordered will be damaged?

“If they're thrown around like that, people will open gifts with broken pieces of plastic or glass, and I find that disgusting.

“You can ruin people's Christmas or even ruin people's lives, considering what people are ordering online these days. You never know what's in there.

“I could have something really fragile. It doesn't matter how much I wrap in bubble wrap. If it's tossed around like that, it won't survive.

The man appears to be launching the package behind him to give more power to the throw

The man appears to be launching the package behind him to give more power to the throw

“I would never use it again. I know every driver is not like that, but it just shows the standards of the people who want to use them. People who really don't care. & # 39;

Wayne says the driver threw the packages into the van for about 35-40 minutes.

Wayne posted his footage to Facebook a few minutes after the incident last Friday, and it has been viewed more than a million times since then.

Wayne's Facebook post reads, “And people are wondering why their items get damaged before they arrive. My Hermes driver. & # 39;

Wayne – who has grown children – also commented, “Turn on the sound. You can hear the power. & # 39;

Hermes said the man (pictured) was an agency driver who had been "removed from business" and claimed his reckless actions did not represent their values

Hermes said the man (pictured) was an agency driver who had been "removed from business" and claimed his reckless actions did not represent their values

One person replied, 'Someone had a bad day! This is why you should use Royal Mail. & # 39;

Another said, “Oh my god. He didn't even see if any of them were fragile. This man has to be fired. & # 39;

Hermes said the man was an agency driver who had been "removed from business" and claimed his reckless actions did not represent their values.

A spokesperson said, "We can confirm that this video shows an agency driver who was removed from business last week.

& # 39; We want to reassure people that this behavior is not acceptable or representative of our standards and values.

"Our local teams are working hard to ensure good service during these challenging times and we thank people for their continued support and understanding."

Co-op declined to comment.

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