Post­mas­ters in High Court ‘theft’ bat­tle

Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than 500 sub-post­mas­ters who claim they were wrongly ac­cused of theft and false ac­count­ing take their case to the High Court next month.

Cam­paign­ers say the Post Of­fice could face a com­pen­sa­tion bill top­ping £1bil­lion if they win.

Ac­count­ing dis­crep­an­cies have been blamed on a faulty IT sys­tem, which the Post Of­fice de­nies.

Alan Bates, of the Jus­tice for Sub-Post­mas­ters Al­liance, said: “Peo­ple have been bankrupted, lost homes and busi­nesses. This isn’t just about money but lives be­ing de­stroyed.”

The Post Of­fice said it could not com­ment on “on­go­ing lit­i­ga­tion”.

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