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Former Post Office chair ‘regrets’ keeping critical Horizon report secret

Former Post Office chair Tim Parker said he “regrets” taking advice from the organisation’s legal chief to keep secret a critical report that could have supported the claims of subpostmasters wrongly accused of theft and false accounting. Parker was questioned about the report during the latest hearing at the Post Office scandal public inquiry. Like…

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Former Fujitsu engineer says Post Office ‘trapped’ him into giving incomplete evidence

A former senior Fujitsu engineer claims he was “trapped” into giving misleading evidence by the Post Office during the prosecution of subpostmasters accused of theft and fraud. He told the latest Post Office scandal public inquiry hearing that what happened in cases where subpostmasters were wrongly convicted, based on the evidence he gave as an…

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Experts shocked by ‘extraordinary’ claim made by Post Office IT expert witness

A former Fujitsu engineer who gave evidence for the Post Office during trials of subpostmasters has made an “extraordinary” claim during questioning at the Post Office scandal public inquiry.  Gareth Jenkins told the public inquiry that a reference to “the computer” in his previous witness statements to courts was widely misunderstood to be referring to…

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Ignorance of ‘legal niceties’ from Post Office expert IT witness saw innocent people jailed

A former Fujitsu IT expert’s ignorance of the rules that expert witnesses to courts must adhere to meant subpostmasters were wrongly convicted of financial crimes and jailed, the Post Office public inquiry has heard. Gareth Jenkins began acting as an expert IT witness to courts for the Post Office in the early 2000s, when the…

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Post Office expert IT witness Gareth Jenkins resigns BCS membership

The IT expert at the centre of the Post Office Horizon scandal has resigned as a member of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, after he was informed the professional association could investigate his part in the widest miscarriage of justice in history. Gareth Jenkins, who was chief architect at Fujitsu and acted as an…

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Metropolitan Police could investigate one of its own staff in Post Office probe

A former Post Office investigator who deleted information from an expert IT witness statement during the wrongful prosecution of a subpostmaster faces being investigated by his current employer, the Metropolitan Police, as part of its Post Office scandal probe. Last week, the Post Office scandal public inquiry was shown evidence for the second time that …

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Post Office and Fujitsu had tense relationship, but were joined at hip when protecting their brands

The Post Office’s relationship with IT supplier Fujitsu was “tense” in 2010 amid major problems rolling out the online version of the controversial Horizon computer system used in branches, the public inquiry has been told. The tensions mirrored those between the two organisations when legacy Horizon was first rolled out in 2000, which even saw…

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Post Office Horizon system investigators were blocked and threatened as they witnessed cover-up

Independent forensic accountants contracted to investigate controversial Post Office Horizon system in 2012 describe Post Office cover-ups, threats, obstruction and the “worst corporate behaviour” seen in their long careers. During the latest Post Office Horizon scandal public inquiry, investigators Second Sight revealed the lengths the Post Office went to in its efforts to prevent knowledge…

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IT witness was hidden away from Post Office court battle, but supported it from shadows

A barrister who represented the Post Office during its 2018 High Court battle has said lawyers representing subpostmaster claimants would have “had a field day in court” if a tainted Fujitsu expert witness had been called to give evidence. During the latest phase of the Post Office Horizon scandal public inquiry, Anthony de Garr Robinson…

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Fujitsu had Post Office ‘over a barrel’, inquiry told

The Post Office board was desperate to end its IT contract with Fujitsu as early as 2013, but the supplier had the Post Office “over a barrel”, according to a former non-executive board member. During the latest Post Office scandal inquiry hearing, where former Post Office chair Alice Perkins faced questions, a document from July…

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