Post Office Inquiry reside: I did not realise Post Office introduced its personal prosecutions, says Alan Cook | EUROtoday

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Let’s take a step again to elucidate what the Post Office scandal is.

More than 900 sub-postmasters have been prosecuted for stealing due to incorrect data from a pc system referred to as Horizon, in what has been described because the UK’s most widespread miscarriage of justice.

The Post Office itself took many instances to courtroom, prosecuting 700 individuals between 1999 and 2015.

Another 283 instances have been introduced by different our bodies, together with the Crown Prosecution Service(CPS).

Some went to jail for false accounting and theft. Many have been financially ruined.

In 2017, a gaggle of 555 sub-postmasters took authorized motion towards the Post Office.

In 2019, it agreed to pay them £58m in compensation, however a lot of the cash went on authorized charges.

A draft report uncovered by the BBC reveals the Post Office spent £100m combating the group in courtroom regardless of figuring out its defence was unfaithful. The Post Office has stated it could be “inappropriate” to remark.

Although campaigners received the suitable for instances to be reconsidered, solely 95 convictions had been overturned by mid-January 2024.

Read extra concerning the scandal right here.