As Jeremy Bamber gets fresh hope and seeks yet another appeal over the White House Farm familial murders, questions emerge that Essex Police truly ought to answer
Jeremy Bamber has been in prison for more than 35 years for murdering five members of his family. He has endured the rejection of two appeals against his conviction and also had a High Court challenge to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) refusal to refer his case for another appeal rejected in 2012.
Bamber continues, however, to vehemently maintain his innocence and now he has fresh hope after submitting a new legal challenge against his 1985 conviction “based on 347,000 pages of evidence, including Essex police logs, that were originally withheld from Bamber under public interest immunity laws that no longer apply after 30 years,” according to the Guardian.
Of this groundbreaking news, Bamber’s lawyer, Mark Newby, told the paper:
“Mr Bamber is going back to the CCRC because he got a significant amount of fresh evidence to show the conviction is unsafe. It is now for the CCRC to decide.”
“If as a result of the fresh evidence, it is accepted that there were two calls including one call from his father and one from Jeremy, then it is an impossibility for Jeremy Bamber to have been at the scene at the relevant time to have committed the offences.”
“We would not have spent so much time pursuing this were we not convinced there is a significant evidence to suggest a miscarriage of justice.”
“The evidence now supports the fact that every part of the reported case appears to be untrue, and there is now a new narrative to be told which if accepted by the commission and then in turn the court of appeal should lead to Jeremy Bamber being exonerated.”
Going further of his fresh hope to prove that he was not the killer on that fateful night, Jeremy Bamber himself added:
“Our comprehensive submissions contain the evidence to prove that the jury at my trial were not provided with the full facts and that they were misled repeatedly.”
“I am filled with hope and anticipation that the new submissions to the CCRC will achieve a speedy referral to the court of appeal.”
Previously, last June, The Steeple Times reported that whilst rejecting Bamber’s bid for the release of evidence which he believed could exonerate him, Mr Justice Julian Knowles commented:
“If ever there was a case where the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) should be approached to make a decision on what is said to be new evidence, it is this one. This is a massively complex case which has been investigated and re-investigated by more than one police force over some 35 years.”
“The body of material is vast. After so many years, and so much litigation, the CCRC is the body undoubtedly best placed to consider the claimant’s arguments.”
Speaking to the Daily Gazette late last week, Yvonne Hartley, co-administrator of the Jeremy Bamber Innocence Campaign, remarked:
“It has been a long and sometimes difficult journey in which we have faced many obstacles and bumps in the road alongside Jeremy and his legal representatives. However, these hurdles have reinforced our commitment and drive to fighting this miscarriage of justice.”
“We never doubted the corpus of fresh evidence we have uncovered in our work with Jeremy would result in the comprehensive and compelling submissions.”
“We will all, and especially Jeremy, have to prepare for a few anxious months ahead, whilst the commission conducts its investigations into the evidence. We just need to be patient for a little longer.”
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Fresh hope for Jeremy Bamber 2021 – Jeremy Bamber’s own comments on the new submissions to the CCRC
“I am filled with hope and anticipation that the new submissions to the Criminal Cases Review Commission will achieve a speedy referral to the Court of Appeal.”
“My legal team have worked tirelessly on the new application which contains multiple new grounds never previously put forward for consideration. All of the grounds, are supported by fresh evidence, including forensic reports and address every aspect of the prosecution case made against me and now conclusively prove my innocence.”
“In addition, our comprehensive submissions contain the evidence to prove that the jury at my trial were not provided with the full facts, and that they were misled repeatedly on the key elements of the case. We also set out the now provable mistakes and corrupt actions of Essex Police officers which impacted on the original investigation against me, and continue to do so to this day.”
“The lack of disclosure by Essex Police has been at the heart of my case from the outset, and is still a feature today in an attempt by the Essex Police to maintain my wrongful conviction. I feel confident however that the CCRC will do their utmost to achieve disclosure of vital material in order to obtain my justice.”
Published on Jeremy Bamber: The Official Blogger.
Fresh hope for Jeremy Bamber 2021 – Some questions Essex Police plainly need to answer…
- What happened to a suicide note allegedly left by Sheila Caffell that was initially referenced by police and then disappeared?
- Why did Sheila Caffell not have rigor mortis when officers discovered her body?
- Why was blood still gaping from Miss Caffell’s body when it was found?
- Why are there different accounts about how many bodies were discovered on the ground floor of the farmhouse?
- How could Jeremy Bamber be the killer if police officers repeatedly detected movement inside White House Farmhouse whilst he was stood with them outside?
- Why was the silencer supposedly used in the shootings not discovered immediately when police entered the residence?
- Why did scratch marks supposedly made in the kitchen of the house by that silencer not appear in the first photographs taken at the crime scene? How were they actually made in order that they appeared in later imagery?
- How could Jeremy Bamber be the killer if he made a phone call from his Goldhanger home 3.5 miles away moments after his father had called police from White House Farmhouse to say that his daughter had “gone berserk” with a gun?