24 Apr 2024

Post Office chief Vennells knew about IT remote access says former General Counsel

The man who was once the top lawyer for the Post Office, Chris Aujard, has told the inquiry into the Horizon computer scandal that the former chief executive Paula Vennells was reluctant to cease prosecutions entirely because they acted “as a deterrent”.

Earlier the inquiry heard his predecessor Susan Crichton explain why she had resigned from her role as Post Office General Counsel. She was also questioned about secret recordings first broadcast by this programme.