More evidence has been unearthed that could set free one of Britain’s most notorious killers, it has been reported.
Jeremy Bamber was jailed for a full life term 33 years ago for shooting dead his parents, model sister and her twin sons in August 1985.
Now his legal team says it has unearthed phone call evidence that proves he was not at the home when the shooting took place, the Daily Mirror is reporting.
His lawyers say they have found a police record referring to a call made by Bamber, now 58, on the night of the White House Farm killings that show he was elsewhere.
It is thought it could form the basis for an appeal.
Last year, The Guardian reported that lawyers acting on Bamber’s behalf had sent a report to the Crown Prosecution Service casting doubt on the validity of evidence relating to a silencer, that was pivotal to the conviction.
The latest evidence is said to back up Bamber’s claim that two calls were made to police on the night of the murders, one from his father and the other from Bamber after his father Nevill called him to say that his sister Sheila Caffell had “gone crazy”.
The case received widespread attention at the time, in part because those who died included Bamber’s sister, a model nicknamed Bambi.
At his trial, the prosecution said only one call was made to police – from the crime scene in Tollshunt D’Arcy in Essex – at 3.26am.
The note says a call was received by an Essex police station from Bamber at 3.27am.
Bamber’s lawyers say it backs up a theory that someone else carried out the murders.
His solicitor Mark Newby told the Mirror: “The evidence strongly suggests the chain of events could not have been what the prosecution alleged.”
The Mirror says it understands the legal team will soon submit a huge bundle to the Criminal Case Review Commission.
A statement from Quality Solicitors Jordans said: “We can confirm that we are working with Jeremy’s dedicated support team to build an extensive package of grounds including the evidence referred to in the Mirror so that we can provide the Criminal Cases Review Commission a set of grounds of appeal upon which it can make a swift referral back to the Court of Appeal.
“That also relies upon obtaining further disclosure which is currently being sought.
“This is a complex case and if successful would be one of the UK’s most notorious miscarriages of justice.
“We do not propose therefore as Jeremy’s legal team to further elaborate on the grounds to be advanced or other actions that may be imminent at this stage; however, we expect to make a further statement in the coming weeks.”
Essex Police said in a statement: “Essex Police has no comment to make on these claims given that Jeremy Bamber’s conviction has been the subject of several appeals and reviews by the Criminal Cases Review Commission and there has never been anything to suggest that he was wrongly convicted.”
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