The former MP for Helston is meeting one of the victims of the Post Office scandal today after helping her beat bogus charges of false accounting back in 2013.

Andrew George is meeting Susan Knight, the former postmistress of St Keverne Post Office, this morning to discuss her case and how she gets proper compensation and an apology.

Sue was sub-postmistress from 2004 until she was wrongly suspended by Post Office Counters Ltd on November 6, 2012.

The Post Office charged her with false accounting but ultimately withdrew from the crown court case against her, offering no evidence, on August 5, 2013.

This left Sue with a not guilty verdict, but no apology nor compensation for the devastating impact their false accusations had on her.

Falmouth Packet: Andrew George helped Sue Knight with her case when he was MPAndrew George helped Sue Knight with her case when he was MP (Image: LibDems)

In 2019 the High Court ruled that Horizon contained a number of “bugs, errors and defects” and there was a “material risk” that shortfalls in Post Office branch accounts were caused by the system.

However, Sue received a derisory amount of compensation, but has never received the apology and full compensation she deserves. The long-running battle for justice accelerated dramatically after ITV broadcast the drama Mr Bates Vs The Post Office, which highlighted the scandal, earlier this month.

Mr George, was one of the small group of campaigning MPs in the 2010-15 Parliament who championed the case for justice for sub-post office staff wrongly accused and in some cases convicted of fraud.

He helped Sue with her case and strongly backed the wider campaign for justice.

Sue said: "I just wanted to thank Andrew for his support throughout my ordeal. He stood by me and was always there to help. He was amongst those MPs leading the campaign for justice for other sub-postmasters in my position. A huge personal thank you from myself and my husband, Nigel.”

Andrew said, “Sue has been remarkably strong and stoical through all of this. Few will understand just how distressing it is to be falsely accused of wrong-doing, especially when it’s done so publicly.

“My attempts to seek justice, a fair review and fair treatment for Sue and others was met with unbending and hostile condescension by Paula Vennells and senior officers of the Post Office.

"I’m so pleased that our campaigning is paying off; at Sue's trial in 2013, the High Court in 2019 and since. Sue deserves a proper apology and full compensation for the devastating impact this has had on her life, family and wellbeing."