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Post Office Lawyer Accuses Company of Deception in Sub-Postmasters’ Case

In a significant revelation at the Horizon Inquiry, barrister Simon Clarke, formerly associated with a firm advising the Post Office, accused the company of misleading him regarding evidence crucial to the case of sub-postmistress Seema Misra.

Clarke, from the law firm Cartwright King, played a pivotal role in ending prosecutions against numerous sub-postmasters. He testified at the inquiry, shedding light on how he was kept in the dark about software bugs in the Horizon system, leading to wrongful convictions.

His testimony revealed that a key expert witness, Gareth Jenkins, failed to disclose information about Horizon’s bugs, which caused accounting discrepancies. This lack of transparency had far-reaching consequences, as over 900 sub-postmasters were wrongly convicted based on flawed evidence from the Horizon system.

Despite Clarke’s efforts to obtain crucial information for the defence, he claimed the Post Office deliberately withheld documents related to the Misra trial. He also expressed disappointment over the company’s handling of evidence destruction regarding Horizon bugs.

Despite his concerns, Clarke continued working for the Post Office, hoping to enact positive change from within.

The inquiry, aimed at uncovering the truth behind the Horizon scandal, continues its investigations.

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