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Hermes driver sacked after CCTV shows him urinating loudly outside family’s home

A Hermes delivery driver has been sacked after CCTV showed him urinating close to a family's home where he'd delivered a parcel days before.

The footage was captured on CCTV outside the gates of Mohammed Ali's home in St Michael's in Merseyside on Monday, February 15, ECHO reports.

Hermes confirmed today that they have now sacked the courier with immediate effect and are offering a "goodwill payment" to Mohammed.

Mohammed, 40, was at work when his security system alerted him to movement outside his home through an app on his phone.

He said he was "disgusted" by the footage and recognised the man, who had delivered a My Hermes parcel to his home a few days before.

The first video shows the driver pulling up at gates outside the family home on Friday to deliver a parcel, which he kicks under the gate before driving away.

The same man can be seen returning to the property again on Monday, having parked up directly outside.

As the video begins, the courier is seen getting out of his car and stopping to look down at his phone.

He then walks towards Mohammed’s home and appears to take a video on his phone by reaching up and holding it up above the gate.

The man then walks back towards his car before turning around, unzipping his trousers and noisily urinating on the ground.

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The courier leans against the car door and scrolls on his phone as he relieves himself, with a stream of urine flowing down the road, before fastening his trousers.

Mohammed said he was disgusted watching what happened and shared the video to make people in the area aware.

He told the ECHO he had contacted Hermes to complain about the incident.

A spokesperson from the company said today, February 17, that they have contacted Mohammed to apologise and to offer a goodwill payment.

Mohammed told the ECHO: "I’ve got one of those Ring doorbells and it kept going off.

"I got quite a few notifications on my phone all at once and thought, 'Hang on, what’s going on here?'

"I looked back and saw that. I recognised the guy as I remembered him from the previous delivery we had.

"He must have delivered to one of the other houses on the close and on his way back he’s done what he did."

Mohammed said he was initially "a bit spooked" as to why the driver appeared to take a video of his home.

A Hermes spokesperson said: "This is clearly unacceptable behaviour and we can confirm that this courier will not deliver on behalf of Hermes again with immediate effect.

"We have been in contact with the customer to apologise and offer a goodwill payment."

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