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.