The Scottish Mail on Sunday

Postal justice is delivered at last


I WAS delighted to see that postmaster­s who were wrongly accused of fraud and theft are to receive interim compensati­on of up to £100,000.

More than 700 postmaster­s and mistresses were accused of stealing from their own tills and employing false accountanc­y practices, when in reality they had been issued with faulty computer systems which didn’t calculate income properly.

Their prosecutio­ns were based on evidence from the Horizon software system. Some were jailed, many lost their jobs, some lost their homes and a number were persecuted by their communitie­s. Dozens have now had their conviction­s quashed and been told they can make further claims.

I’m glad the world now knows that honest community figures have been exonerated.

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