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Ex-Post Office head apologises to workers after convictions quashed

Rev Paula Vennells ‘truly sorry’ after Court of Appeal overrules prosecutions for theft and false accounting

The former head of the Post Office has apologised to its employees who were wrongly convicted because of a glitch in the company’s accounting system and will step back from her duties as an Anglican priest.

Under the leadership of Rev Paula Vennells, the Post Office pursued prosecutions against hundreds of subpostmasters and postmistresses, accusing them of theft and false accounting.

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