Post staff court fight

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SOME 522 sub-post­mas­ters will try to clear their names at the High Court next month, claim­ing they were wrongly ac­cused of theft and false ac­count­ing.

Many were sacked, stripped of sav­ings and even jailed over miss­ing cash recorded at some Post Of­fices.

Alan Bates, of Jus­tice for Sub­post­mas­ters Al­liance, said: “A lot of peo­ple have been to­tally bankrupted.”

In­de­pen­dent ac­coun­tants ac­cused the Post Of­fice of fail­ing to probe cases prop­erly first. A 2015 re­port said IT fail­ures may be to blame.

The Post Of­fice main­tains there was no ev­i­dence of IT is­sues. A spokesman said it could not com­ment on “on­go­ing lit­i­ga­tion”.

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