Asked in
Law & Legal Issues
Criminal Law

Is opening others people mail a crime in England?


User Avatar
Wiki User
November 26, 2008 10:11PM

In England and Wales, it is a criminal offence to interfere with other people's post without legal permission, excuse or authority (for example, a parent to open a baby's birthday card etc.. or post office staff to open a undelivered letter without a return address in order to deliver it back to the sender)