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Former Post Office boss Paula Vennells was not at house yesterday as calls grew for her handy again £2.93million in bonuses paid throughout the scandal.

Ms Vennells, 65, and retired husband John, 68, reside in a £1.5million farmhouse set in half an acre of grounds in a fairly Bedfordshire village.

He was head of technique at Swiss engineering agency ABB.

Their Grade II listed, 400- year-old property has a listed 18th century weatherboard barn plus fashionable outbuildings, non-public drive and a big pond.

A neighbour mentioned: “They’re not here. Their boat’s not here either.” An empty twin-axle boat trailer was parked up on web site.

The gardener would solely say: “They’re not here. I don’t know when they left and I don’t know when they’ll be back.”

Police officers arrived to examine all was so as and after a short chat with the gardener, they drove off. Ms Vennells – chief govt from 2012 to 2019 – has not been seen in public for the reason that Mr Bates TV drama aired.

She has commented solely to announce that she was handing again her CBE after intense strain, together with Rishi Sunak saying that he would again a transfer to rescind it.

Andy Furey, the assistant secretary of the Communication Workers Union, mentioned: “Since she received these bonuses while overseeing the most widespread miscarriage of justice in British history, it would only be right to return this money.”

Ms Vennells is accused of backing aggressive prosecutions of harmless sub-postmasters. She has mentioned: “I am truly sorry
for the devastation caused.”