The bright red letterbox is a staple across the UK. Always ready and waiting to receive whatever post you might have - be that a nice postcard or, more recently, COVID testing kits - they're everywhere.
Well, almost everywhere, as there's been a spate of postbox thefts, in East Anglia specifically. At least ten different towns and villages have woken up to find their postbox missing, with only an angle-ground stump remaining.
It's suspected to be theft for resale as collectors' items, rather than purely metal theft - some collectors will pay almost anything to get their hands on an original (especially one of the very old ones), and where there's a high price, there's some criminals with power tools willing to procure what's needed.
All we need now is a set of trap postboxes, filled with cameras and angry geese, just waiting to turn the scales on the perpetrators. That, or a high-budget TV series with a detective moodily driving around East Anglia tracing down the suspects.