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Jeremy Bamber says police watchdog ruling could see him freed from jail

(Posted on 18/05/23)

Jeremy Bamber says police watchdog ruling could see him freed from jail
Jeremy Bamber, convicted of killing his family in 1985, believes a new police watchdog ruling could see him released from prison.

The 62-year-old who has always maintained his innocence, claims he had nothing to do with the so-called White House Farm murders.

He is serving a whole-life tariff for the murder of his adoptive parents Nevill and June Bamber, his adoptive sister Sheila Caffell, 28, and her six-year-old twins.

All were shot at White House Farm in Essex in August 1985.

Now the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has ruled against the force that secured his conviction.

It concluded that Essex Police breached its statutory duty by not referring 29 serious complaints to the IOPC about how senior officers handled the case.

The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) is looking at fresh evidence that was submitted by Bamber’s lawyers last October.

In a letter to Bamber, seen by The Mail on Sunday, the IOPC said: 'Having considered the nature of your complaints, there are matters raised in relation to allegations that officers lied about evidence, altered witness statements, passed evidence to a third party, withheld and concealed evidence and tampered with a crime scene.’

It said these complaints could amount to allegations of serious corruption as defined by the IOPC’s statutory guidance.

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