A PARCEL marked fragile was “shot-putted over a six foot fence” by a specialist delivery company, according to the furious man who received it.

Guy Penwarden, 50, of Churchill Road, Parkstone, said he only realised he’d had a delivery from City Link after going to investigate an “almighty crash”.

He told the Daily Echo he saw a delivery van heading off down the road, then discovered the battered parcel at the base of the fence.

He said: “Despite the fact that all surfaces were marked fragile, it had clearly been shot-putted over the fence, and had smashed on the driveway.”

Fortunately the contents were not a priceless gift, but tins of organic dog food for his pet Bruno, which arrived dented.

He said: “It is all replaceable, but it makes me wonder how many other parcels are getting destroyed by City Link.”

He added: “I think it’s disgusting. Had it been a computer or something it would have been ruined.”

He also questioned if the delivery driver had looked before dropping the 20lb parcel over the fence into the garden where his dog plays.

Stuart Godman, sales and marketing director, said: “In line with company policy we are carrying out a thorough investigation into this incident.

“We at City Link take all our customer complaints extremely seriously.

“The company takes pride in its work. The quality and speed at which we deliver to our customers is of paramount importance. Every one of our drivers receives ongoing, extensive training in a bid to provide our customers with the very best level of service.”