Terry Grinter has been named a real-life Postman Pat after a cat started joining him for his delivery rounds in Dorset.

Mr Grinter’s cat companion, named Beezely, jumped into the basket of the postman’s bicycle one day when Mr Grinter was delivering letters to the cat’s owner, and Beezely now rides in the basket on a regular basis while the postman does his rounds in Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Mr Grinter, a postman for 14 years, said: ‘People have said, “Don’t tell me he’s called Jess,” [Postman Pat’s black and white cat], and I have to explain that he’s not even mine.’

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