Hermes courier sacked after being caught on CCTV ‘urinating outside family home’

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A delivery driver has been fired after appearing to get caught urinating outside a family home.

The unnamed Hermes courier was captured on CCTV relieving himself outside Mohammed Ali’s house in St Michael’s Hamlet, Liverpool, on Monday (February 15).

The 40-year-old homeowner said he spotted the driver after his security system alerted him via a phone app to movement outside while he was at work.

Having complained about the “disgusting” incident to the company, Mr Ali was offered a “goodwill payment” for his troubles

He says he recognised the man because the CCTV camera had filmed him last Friday kicking a parcel under the gate before driving away.

The same man could then be seen returning to the property again days later, having parked up directly outside with the engine left running.

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 Mr Ali’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 seemingly urinating on the ground.

The courier leans against the car door and scrolls on his phone as he relieves himself, before fastening his trousers and turning back towards the car.

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

He then contacted Hermes to complain about the incident.

A spokesperson from the company told the Echo today they have contacted Mr Ali to apologise and to offer a goodwill payment.

Mr Ali said: “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.

Hermes confirmed it has now sacked the courier with immediate effect and are offering a “goodwill payment” to Mr Ali.

A 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.”