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They lost their livelihoods and their reputations, but were a group of sub-postmasters really the victim of a faulty computer system? Nick Wallis investigates the latest in a row between the Post Office and MPs as he examines claims that innocent people may have been sent to prison.

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29 minutes

Last on

Mon 19 Jan 2015 19:30
BBC One West Midlands



Sub-postmasters across England who claim they were wrongly accused of false accounting by the Post Office are seeking action over the claims.

Around 150 sub post masters claim their lives were in some way ruined by the Post Office because of its computer system. 

The Post Office insists that there is no evidence that there is any systematic issue with the Horizon computer system. It also said that is committed to examining the "very small number of complaints" where postmasters feel they have been treated unfairly.

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Role Contributor
PresenterAyo Akinwolere
ReporterNick Wallis
Series EditorRachel Bowering

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