26 Apr 2024

Former Post Office executive’s evidence like ‘word soup’, says inquiry barrister

The inquiry into the Horizon IT scandal has heard that the Post Office’s first reaction to the suicide of a subpostmaster it accused of stealing was to hire a media lawyer to protect its reputation.

It came as former top executive Angela van den Bogerd tested the patience of the inquiry’s barristers. One branded her evidence “word soup”. Another accused her of lying throughout her two days of testimony.