A BRADFORD man is among seven more former subpostmasters cleared by the Court of Appeal after being wrongly convicted as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.

Today, three senior judges overturned the convictions of seven people who were convicted based on evidence from the faulty IT system used by the Post Office from 2000.

Lord Justice Holroyde, sitting with Mr Justice Picken and Mrs Justice Farbey, quashed the convictions of Pauline Stonehouse, Angela Sefton, Janine Powell, Anne Nield, Gregory Harding, Marissa Finn and Jamie Dixon.

The former Post Office workers had been accused of offences including theft and false accounting related to shortfalls of tens of thousands of pounds.

Their appeals were unopposed by the Post Office, which accepted that evidence about the reliability of the Fujitsu-developed system was “essential” to their convictions.

Mr Harding, 61, a former subpostmaster in Hipperholme, said “words can’t describe” how he felt after being cleared by the Court of Appeal.

“I feel a lot better now,” he said, adding he was “a lot happier”.

Mr Harding described having lost friends after his wrongful conviction for one count of false accounting in 2010, with people “blanking me” and “walking straight past me not even acknowledging me”.

The father-of-one from Bradford, who was supported in court by his wife Gillian, said he now hoped he could return to places he used to visit and be met with “a smile instead of a scowl”.