Postmasters in High Court ‘theft’ battle
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”.