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The property that once belonged to the Royal Mail fraudster is now up for sale – with a guide price of £2.75 million

A five-bedroom mansion once owned by a fraudster who defrauded Royal Mail of £70million is up for sale after being seized.

Hadley Grange, whose guide price is £2.75 million, is the former home of 62-year-old Narinder Sandhu, who bought it with proceeds he made by defrauding the company over a decade.

The spacious property is located in the village of Jordans, near Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, and features a detached pool house, home cinema, gym, steam room and triple garage.

The kitchen.  Image: Landwood Property Auctions/PA
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The kitchen. Image: Landwood Property Auctions/PA

Sandhu, who also bought a Bentley and a Rolls-Royce with the illegally earned money, used to live in the villa with his family.

He was jailed for four years in February for using his business to steal millions of pounds through the fraud.

Southwark Crown Court was told that Sandhu was the “architect” of the fraud, which involved the under-declaration of postal items sent through the network of logistics companies in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire from 2005.

The cinema hall.  Image: Landwood Property Auctions/PA
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The cinema hall. Image: Landwood Property Auctions/PA

The pool house.  Image: Landwood Property Auctions/PA
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The pool house. Image: Landwood Property Auctions/PA

His declared taxable income was around £1 million a year towards the end of the fraud period, the court was told.

Prosecutor Ellis Sareen said: “In this case we will be talking about literally tonnes of mail – thousands of items.”

“That cost Royal Mail about £70 million or a little more.” [The defendants] They may not have pocketed £70 million, but they benefited from it.”

Interior shot of Hadley Grange.  Image: Landwood Property Auctions/PA
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Interior image of Hadley Grange. Image: Landwood Property Auctions/PA

Narinder Sandhu’s brother Parmjeet Sandhu, 56, pleaded guilty and was found guilty of dishonestly obtaining services. He didn’t get that rich, but still made “a lot of money,” Mr. Sareen added.

By 2016, so many companies were run by the group that they “started to forget” where they were, Mr Sareen said.

Hadley Grange in Jordans Village, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.  Image: Landwood Property Auctions/PA
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Image: Landwood Property Auctions/PA

Exterior view of five bedroom house in Jordans Village, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.  Image: Landwood Property Auctions/PA
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Image: Landwood Property Auctions/PA

The scam was only discovered when Royal Mail customers said rivals were offering unrealistic rates.

When investigators became suspicious of the group’s companies, all of their mail was redirected and checked. It turned out that their contributions had been “significantly under-declared,” the prosecutor said.

James Ashworth, partner at Landwood Property Auctions, which is selling the villa, said: “With Jordans being such a sought-after area we are sure to attract a lot of interest.”

“The property sits on a south-facing plot extending over almost an acre of land with open fields beyond the property line and offers huge potential to any buyer, be it a small TLC and renovation to the existing property or perhaps an extension. “ and renovations to put your own stamp on the whole thing, or a replacement apartment.

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“With quick access to London in under an hour via the M40 and A4, this opportunity is unmissable.”

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