Post Office Horizon Scandal: The total number of convictions overturned is now 100

Post Office Horizon Scandal: The total number of convictions overturned is now 100

Three convictions in cases prosecuted by Post Office were overturned at the Court of Appeal on 1 February 2024, following appeals lodged within the prior two weeks.

A Post Office spokesperson said: “We are deeply sorry for past wrongs. We’re doing our utmost to ensure any injustices are put right as swiftly as possible and full, fair compensation paid.

“We continue with extensive work to support and progress the overturning of wrongful convictions and strongly encourage people who have not yet come forward to appeal to consider doing so.”

The total number of convictions overturned is now 100. This includes eight convictions overturned in cases prosecuted by other bodies, not Post Office.

Post Office has contacted the vast majority of people who were convicted in the 700 cases identified as Post Office prosecutions between 1999 and 2015 and in which Horizon evidence may have featured. There are 25 people who are not yet traced despite continuing strenuous efforts to do so.

There are approximately 250 people who, to date, have not responded at all, despite multiple contact from both Post Office and, separately, the independent Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).

Post Office has also put in place a package of support through Citizens Advice for people who may wish to consider appeal. This service aims to provide preliminary information about the appeals process, directing them to both the practical and emotional support which is available.

 

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