11 Sunderland posties who hit the headlines for courage, loyalty and lifesaving

The hero who nabbed a mugger and the man who prevented a major pile-up

Hats off to these men and women of letters.

Here are 11 Sunderland posties who made the news for their great work.

One foiled a mugger in 2008 and another appeared on TV in 1994.

Another prevented a pile-up on a busy road in 1999 and one of them delivered letters on the same round for 30 years.

Intrigued? Read on for an Echo archive look at some inspiring Wearsiders.

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