Ex-Post Office boss Paula Vennells cries while giving evidence

Former Post Office boss Paula Vennells has cried while giving evidence to the inquiry into the Horizon IT scandal.

She was hearing evidence related to a note left by Martin Griffiths, a former sub-postmaster who attempted to take his own life on 23 September 2013, having been accused of a £39,000 shortfall at his Cheshire branch.

He died in hospital weeks later.

Ms Vennells told the inquiry she is "so sorry that Mr Griffiths isn't here today" - but acknowledges that sorry is a "shallow" response to this case.