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Three more former subpostmasters have long-standing convictions quashed


Dr Neil Hudgell

Executive Chairman

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Three more former subpostmasters who were victims of the Post Office Horizon scandal today had long-standing convictions quashed.

Each had been prosecuted by the Post Office for unexplained shortfalls in their accounts.

One, now aged 39, was sentenced in 2008 over a shortfall of just less than £3,500 and was sentenced to 150 hours community service and was just 22 when prosecuted.

The second, now 59, was given an eight-month prison sentence in 2011, which was suspended for a year, and was made to pay back an alleged £16,000 shortfall, and carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

The third, now 77, was sentenced in 2010 to complete 150 hours of unpaid community work and pay a confiscation order of just over £11,500 following unexplained shortfalls in his branch account.

Solicitor pledges to ‘keep bringing cases to the courts’

Solicitor Neil Hudgell said: “Until such time as we hear differently, it is business as usual in looking to overturn all wrongful convictions.

We have three more badly wronged people today who have left court without a stain on their character. They are all heavily traumatised and private people, who are grateful for the outcry of public support, but who would like to reflect on matters in their own way, away from the glare of publicity.

Whilst their names are a matter of public record, they do not wish to tell their stories any further at this time.

We continue to support people affected by ensuring we gather the evidence required in their case to firstly clear their names, but also to be in a position where we understand the full impact on their lives, to enable us to advise and support them in seeking the compensation they deserve.

Hudgell Solicitors has now helped 76 former subpostmasters to have their convictions quashed in the courts.

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