Anonymous post containing leaves and berries

In the last two weeks my niece and nephew ( living in their parents’ home while parents are posted overseas ) have received a couple of anonymous letters.
The first contained three leaves and berries that look like bay or juniper, and that was all.
The second contained a page torn out of a Charles Tyrwhitt catalogue, and that was all.
Bizarre to say the least!
I do remember reading something about strange letters containing seeds coming from China, I think last year. But these envelopes appear to have a Royal Mail postmark.
Anybody happened across anything similar?
My reaction was to advise reporting the matter, but to whom?
I would imagine Plod in south London have sufficient on their plate.
DEFRA?
Or Royal Mail investigations? If anybody agrees with the last, contact details, please, preferably with a name and tel number.
Thanks.



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Any idea what the purpose of them is?
Or is it China's next atmept to wipe out the western world with biolgical strange things........


I've seen one report that says its a common practice for Chinese vendors to mass-mail seeds as a cheap way of maintaining their postal service bulk discounts. I.e. if they don't have enough regular orders to hit the qualifying count, then they just make up the numbers with this seed spam.

I don't know why some of the spam is UK origin, but perhaps they have a Royal Mail forwarding deal or something.
(p.s. I'm not sure why the Chinese have lower international postage rates than the local rates in countries like Britain. Everything seems to be stacked in their favour.)
 
I buy most of my shirts from Charles Tyrwhitt. Not too pricey and if you keep your eye open for their adverts on Facebook and log on through there, you can get some real bargain prices.

Expect to pay around £60/£70 per shirt which is reasonable enough but it can be as low as £19/£25 if you find an advert for them on facebook.

Four shirts for £240 can become less than £100!

The quality is great and they do a variety of fits so you should be able to get them your size without having to have them altered. One of the pitfalls of buying clothing online.

I get some emails and also the occasional catalogue though the post. They’ve never sent me leaves or berries though.
 
Given the extent of infiltration of the Chinese Communist Party into this country via our academic institutions it wouldn't surprise me if it was indeed posted within the UK from someone sympathetic to The Great Cause. Many of our universities now seem to concern themselves entirely with indoctrinating revolutionary socialism, rather than the training of minds.

If that is the case then the ideological battle is done, perhaps it's time commence the insurgency proper and disrupt the physical infrastructure of the country by introducing rapacious plants like Japanese knotweed or similar - or maybe a virus made in a lab and carried around the world by human contagion?

Now off for a lie-down in a darkened room...
 

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In the last two weeks my niece and nephew ( living in their parents’ home while parents are posted overseas ) have received a couple of anonymous letters.
The first contained three leaves and berries that look like bay or juniper, and that was all.
The second contained a page torn out of a Charles Tyrwhitt catalogue, and that was all.
Bizarre to say the least!
I do remember reading something about strange letters containing seeds coming from China, I think last year. But these envelopes appear to have a Royal Mail postmark.
Anybody happened across anything similar?
My reaction was to advise reporting the matter, but to whom?
I would imagine Plod in south London have sufficient on their plate.
DEFRA?
Or Royal Mail investigations? If anybody agrees with the last, contact details, please, preferably with a name and tel number.
Thanks.



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Is there a postmark on the envelope ?
it could just be a slightly eccentric relative sending something for your mother to plant
or some one with Alzheimers

there was a case in the US of seeds being posted, and they were told to incinerate them in case they contain an invasive species, but these dont follow that pattern

but the other option is some one in your family is playing a practical joke
wear gloves when handling them and seal them in a plastic envelope just in case any more weird things arrive
 
Bizarre to say the least!
I do remember reading something about strange letters containing seeds coming from China, I think last year. But these envelopes appear to have a Royal Mail postmark.
Anybody happened across anything similar?

Thanks.



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Stuff from China has been known to have Royal Mail postmarkings esp if its arrived in the UK via one of the many UK located distribution centres.
I think someone's 'aving a larff
 
The leaves and berries are likely contaminated with some sort of super SinoEbolaGayBumRabies that will kill you and those you are in contact with in slow, horrific fashion.

Nice knowing you and I recommend getting round the In-Laws fast to infect them.
 
Is there a postmark on the envelope ?
it could just be a slightly eccentric relative sending something for your mother to plant
or some one with Alzheimers

there was a case in the US of seeds being posted, and they were told to incinerate them in case they contain an invasive species, but these dont follow that pattern

but the other option is some one in your family is playing a practical joke
wear gloves when handling them and seal them in a plastic envelope just in case any more weird things arrive
The berries and leaves came in an envelope with a Christmas stamp.
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Here’s the postmark on the second letter:
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The address was on a sticky label with only the surname and correct address, so they may not necessarily have been intended for niece and/or nephew.
They have reported it to local police who weren’t interested.
It certainly doesn’t fit any previously reported incidences.
We are working on the idea this is a wind-up. No member of the family or close friends have fessed up though.
So it’s wait out to see if any more arrive.
 

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