Post staff court fight
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”.