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News stories: Post Office Horizon scandal

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Post Office Cases: How to Challenge a Conviction

If you believe that you have been wrongly convicted because of problems with the Horizon computer system, you can consider challenging your conviction. 

Published: 5 January 2024

The CCRC and Post Office/ Horizon cases 

The Post Office Horizon scandal, which is the subject of the ITV drama Mr Bates vs The Post Office, is the most widespread miscarriage of justice the CCRC has ever seen.

Published: 3 January 2024

Star of new ITV Drama series encourages convicted former Post Office workers to apply to the CCRC 

The star of the new ITV drama Mr Bates vs the Post Office has urged anyone who believes they were wrongly convicted as part of the Post Office Horizon scandal to contact the CCRC.

Published: 2 January 2024

Post Office cases: CCRC sends two posthumous referrals to Crown Court

The CCRC has for the first time referred the convictions of two former Post Office workers who are now deceased to the Crown Court.   

Published: 28 November 2023

Five more ex Post Office workers have convictions set aside

Southward Crown Court clears the names of five more sup-postmasters following CCRC referrals.

Published: 28 September 2023

Convicted ex Post Office workers urged to apply for a free case review

Fresh call for applications following the government’s announcement that anyone with a quashed conviction will be offered £600,000 in compensation.

Published: 21 September 2023 

Long read: Why the CCRC can’s simply refer all Post Office cases

CCRC Director of Casework Operations explains all Post Office Horizon referrals need the convicted person’s consent and for the faulty IT to be determined to be essential to the case.

Published: 25 July 2023

Complexities of Post Office Horizon referrals set out as more convictions sent for appeal

The CCRC refers the cases of Therese Gooding and Ian Davies following convictions CCRC investigations found to be based on faulty Post Office Horizon IT data.

Published: 25 July 2023

Door open for further Post Office conviction reviews after two more cases referred

Two further Post Office convictions related to alleged cash shortfalls have been referred to the Crown Court due to concerns about the discredited Horizon computer system.

Published: 6 April 2023

Post Office workers offered support on challenging Horizon convictions after 64th case is referred back to the courts 

The Criminal Cases Review Commission (“CCRC”) has referred another Post Office case to the Crown Court due to concerns about the Horizon computer system.  The case of Amer Hussain is the 64th CCRC referral sent to the appeal courts related to the Post Office Horizon scandal. 

Published: 14 December 2022

Fraud conviction overturned after latest CCRC Post Office referral

A former post office worker has had her conviction of fraud by abuse of position overturned following a referral by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).

Published: 17 November 2022