https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/5 ... -slur-gun/A POSTIE told workmates he’d get a gun and seek revenge for them allegedly calling him Jimmy Savile, a tribunal heard.
Colin Richardson also said he’d be willing to “go to jail for the rest of my life” over the fallout.
Colin Richardson was sacked after 22 years' service
The postie alleged a workmate had referred to him as 'the Jimmy Saville of the Post Office'
Royal Mail bosses claimed he issued the threats after being quizzed about sick leave he’d taken from their Falkirk depot while suffering from anxiety, depression and paranoia.
A report said Mr Richardson “thought a colleague was spreading rumours” and that one had referred to him as “the Jimmy Savile of the Post Office”.
It added that he was “noted as saying, ‘If it doesn’t get resolved I’ll take matters into my own hands to get justice. I can go to Liverpool to get a gun easy.’”
The report went on: “He said he was ‘happy to spend the rest of his life in jail to get revenge’.”
Mr Richardson made a formal complaint of bullying and harassment against seven workers in 2017. But worried managers then changed building access security codes and cops were informed of his “delusional” allegations.
Mr Richardson was sacked after 22 years’ service but claimed he was a victim of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination due to his mental health problems.
He said “he never intended to follow through” with his threats.
But a Glasgow employment tribunal rejected his case, saying Royal Mail had a duty to protect staff.
Vile ex-DJ Savile has been linked to hundreds of sex crimes since his death in 2011, aged 84.