'Fresh evidence' in Bamber battle
Mass killer Jeremy Bamber has unearthed new evidence in his battle to overturn his conviction for shooting dead five relatives, it has been reported.
According to the Daily Mirror, he has found a police phone log suggesting his father Nevill called police on the night of the 1985 massacre, saying his daughter had "gone berserk" and "got hold of one of my guns".
Bamber, who is serving a whole life sentence for the notorious killings, has claimed that his sister Sheila Caffell, a model known as "Bambi", shot her family before turning the gun on herself.
The police log, which is published in the paper, is timed at 0326 on the day of the massacre, August 7, 1985. Titled "Daughter gone berserk", it says: "Mr Bamber...White House Farm...daughter Sheila Bamber aged 26 years has got hold of one of my guns."
The memo is similar to another police phone log timed 10 minutes later which details a call that Bamber himself made to police from his home in Goldhanger, three and a half miles from White House Farm. In that he tells of a call from his father saying that Sheila had gone crazy with a gun.
Bamber has been behind bars for more than 23 years for shooting his wealthy adopted parents, June and Nevill, sister Sheila and her six-year-old twin sons Daniel and Nicholas at their farmhouse in Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex.
The prosecution at his trial said he had carried out the murders out of greed, hoping to inherit a £500,000 fortune. Bamber, now 50, was given a whole life tariff after being convicted of the murders in October 1986.
A message on his website last month said the Criminal Cases Review Commission was "reviewing a wealth of new evidence which must surely see Jeremy's case being referred back to the Court of Appeal".
Last year he lost a Court of Appeal challenge against the order that he must die behind bars. He has twice lost appeals against conviction.
A force spokeswoman said: "This matter is currently being considered by the Criminal Cases Review Commission and it would be inappropriate for Essex Police to comment at this stage."