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Thousands affected by Post Office computer glitch

Post Office. Credit: Reuters

A major technical glitch left thousands of people unable to use Post Office branches across the UK today.

People were turned away from branches due to the computer problem, which staff said affected every branch in the country.

Customers took to social media to vent their frustration at being unable to pay bills or post packages.

The Post Office said it called an emergency meeting with its counter services team, and confirmed that the glitch has now been resolved.

A Post Office spokesperson told ITV News: "We are sorry for any inconvenience or delay caused to customers this morning when our branches experienced problems processing customer transactions. The issue has now been resolved.

"Services were impacted from around 9.00 until just after 10.00 this morning, though some branches were able to continue to serve customers. Our priority was of course to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and to do this there was a very short period when all branches were affected."