Aug 11, 2021

Post Office to fight six appeals in IT scandal

The Post Office is opposing attempts by six former sub-postmasters to overturn their convictions in a huge IT scandal. Another four cases are uncontested by the Post Office, while more time is being sought for another two cases. The problems were caused by the Horizon computer system in Post Office branches which turned out to be flawed. Hundreds of people who ran Post Office branches were subsequently convicted of various offences, including theft and false accounting, when the system was used. The Post Office has said it is helping individuals with access to information for the legal process, but has decided to oppose 24 of those appeals to date.

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