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Petition to Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP

Essex Police: Release ALL Documents Withheld under PII to Jeremy Bamber’s Legal Defence

Essex Police: Release All Documents Withheld under Public Interest Immunity (PII) to Jeremy Bamber’s Legal Defence Team with Immediate Effect. As over 32 years has now elapsed since the tragedy took place, there is no beneficial reason for withholding the documents and photographs by refusing disclosure under Public Interest Immunity or for any other reason. The public have a right to insist that they are released to his Defence Counsel forthwith so that a fresh appeal can be lodged on Jeremy’s behalf. At White House Farm, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, England on the 7th August 1985, five members of the same family were shot dead. They included Nevill Bamber, his wife June Bamber and their daughter Sheila Caffell and Sheila’s twin sons, Nicholas and Daniel Caffell. Based upon evidence the police established the shootings as a case of murder/suicide. However, Jeremy Bamber, Nevill and June’s son was arrested on the 8th September and released after six days of questioning. He was re-arrested on the 29th September and charged with murder. In October 1986 he was convicted on a 10:2 majority verdict and given a twenty-five year sentence, but the Home Secretary changed this to whole life in 1994.     Disclosure Required 1.      Original handwritten logs and statements written by Malcolm Bonnett & PC West relating to Jeremy’s father calling the Police between 03:00am and 03:30 am saying his daughter had gone berserk with the gun. 2.      The original situation report radioed in by PS Bews calling out the firearms team because he'd seen Sheila Caffell moving in the house while Jeremy was with police. Also PS Bews and PC Myall’s original witness statements written on the 7th August 1985. 3.      The 06.9.85 Report by DI Kenneally stating that the evidence showed Sheila was responsible for murdering her family and then committing suicide. 4.      Also required, the audio recordings of the open phone line at White House Farm recording the raid on the house by the Firearms Officers who broke in at 07:39am. 5.      The original handwritten statements from first case investigation number SC/688/85 including those written by the raid team and all fifty-four (54) people who entered the house on the 7th August 1985. 6.      Interviews from the DI Dickinson Enquiry including those from the forensic scientists Glynis Howard, Malcolm Fletcher, Graham Craddock and Graham Renshaw to discover if they wrote the same things to the Dickinson Enquiry regarding two sound moderators, that they later admitted to during the 1991 C.O.L.P Enquiry. 7.      Public Interest Immunity file on Julie Mugford referring to her ‘deal’ with the Crown Prosecution Service in exchange for immunity from prosecution for five criminal offences three of which were unknown to the jury. Also disclosure of the Essex Police file on the £25,000 newspaper deal, agreed to in November/December 1985 (pre-trial) by Julie Mugford’s solicitors. 8.      Photographs of all the rooms in white house Farm including those containing firearms such as the main office, and the box room next to the Master bedroom. In November 2001, all the case negatives were in uncut complete strips of ten. By 2011 and their disclosure to Jeremy, someone had cut and removed seventy-seven (77) negative images from these film strips, which left sixteen (16) of them cut up into multiple pieces of two, three and four frames. Disclosure is required of all seventy-seven (77) photographic images. 9.      Sheila Caffell's medical/psychiatric records referring to her conversations with her consulting psychiatrist where she informs him she was afraid she would kill her children - as he briefly mentioned at trial. Disclosure of her 1983 and 1985 diaries periods where she suffered severe episodes of psychosis. 10.   Original forensic report by Renshaw referring to the blood in the sound moderator as identical to beneficiary of the Bamber estate Robert Boutflour, one of the relatives who found it after police searched the house and 'missed it'.  Jeremy Bamber has been in prison for 32 years.  Please sign the Petition. Thank you.

The Jeremy Bamber Official Campaign
2,725 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to The Justice Minister

The trial of Mr Rolf Harris at Southwark Crown Court. I respectfully relate to you my deep concerns of the verdicts given by the jury in the case detailed above. I ask that the case be reviewed as a matter of urgency.

The integrity of the UK criminal justice system has fallen into 'Kangaroo Court' style persecutions due to the 'I believe you' edict of sexual abuse allegations. The 'I believe you' edict of our justice system must be reversed and replaced with objective and neutral investigation. Even juries are told by judges to 'believe' what is obviously untrue because of these crude and archaic guidelines, resulting in miscarriages of justice and innocent people imprisoned. Rolf Harris was tried at Southwark Crown Court enduring four trials at once. There were four accusers and a total of twelve charges. Tonya Lee had already sold her story to a magazine so had a financial interest in sticking to the already published story. In court the story was shown to contain serious falsehoods and she admitted that she lied to the police. Despite this Mr Harris was found guilty. The alleged Leigh Park community centre assault was alleged to have been done at a time when Mr Harris was in fact in another part of the country, and this can be easily proved. A police search for evidence that Mr Harris had appeared at the community centre at this time confirmed that he had never appeared there at all. The police admitted in court that they had NO EVIDENCE that he had even been there, but despite this Mr Harris was found guilty. The Cambridge celebrity It's a Knockout allegation was made by a woman who claimed she was thirteen/fourteen at the time of the assault. The assault happened in public and yet nobody saw it happen. Mid trial she changed this story to fit an appearance Mr Harris had made at a Star Games event, three years later. She changed her age to sixteen/seventeen and the location  miles away from the site of the original allegation. Despite this Mr Harris was found guilty. Mr Harris admitted a consensual affair with a woman younger than him but of consenting age. It was shown that this woman had attempted to blackmail him after asking him for £25000 and there was no evidence to show that any under age abuse took place as she later claimed. Despite this Mr Harris was found guilty. Mr Harris was convicted of all twelve counts after the jury were told by the trial judge to 'recognise a RED HERRING when you see one and ignore it'; but the prosecution barrister had told the jury in her closing speech that Mr Harris' explanations and denials were RED HERRINGS. Was the judge summing up on behalf of the prosecution by effectively telling the jury to ignore Mr Harris denials and explanations? This was a gross burden of bias given to the jury by the trial judge who was supposed to have summed up impartially. Criminal justice must be based on truth and not the 'I believe' edicts that allows any person to make any claim of abuse against any person and be believed; with cases going to court despite there being evidence contrary to the claims and  the resultant miscarriages of justice. Mr Harris has been denied a right to appeal and this travesty of justice must be urgently reviewed and his right of appeal allowed.    

Carol Barker
2,618 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to The Government, Theresa May MP, DAVID, Rt hon David ligington, Rt Hon David Lidington, Secretary of State of justice

A change in the online prison visits booking system

My son is currently being held on remand in Brinsford Prison. He has never been in prison before and as a family we are devastated.  Because he is on remand visits can only be booked a week in advance. So this usually means that I have to plan a week ahead. With working part time sometimes this can be challenging as I might have to change my rota. Luckily for me I have a very supportive manager.  After spending up to 45 minutes waiting on the booking line I decided to try the online system. This shows you what days are available and asks you what your selection is. So I go ahead and try and book a weekend as that's usually when I am not at work. You then have to wait a couple of days for a response back. Every single time I have tried this method I get a response that tells me that day is not available. So then I have to go back onto the phone again!! When I finally get through I have to take the first date that is available which means sometimes  I have to go and ask my boss for that day off work.  I then decided to email justice.gov yesterday to ask why is it that when I book online which is first thing in the morning I cannot get that date. The lady told me that it is not a live booking system. I was told simply to keep phoning the booking line. What if I couldn't do this or I had no money to call number? After trying all morning to get through on the phone and the phone line being engaged or dropping my call I was just exhausted. Not only do I have the stress of my son being locked up for something he's not been found gulity of I also have to deal with this frustating system. I am literally at my wits end. We as family's have done nothing wrong. All we are trying to do is keep contact with our loved ones. So why is this government making it so difficult when it's a known fact that this is why prisoners end up taking their own lives..because of lack of family contact.  This government need to stop punishing the family and helping us by investing more money into the online system and the phone lines. With the amount of money they have to spend on these things this is just a small matter for them to deal with.  I really hope that this petition will make a change and help some families out. The booking line is expensive to keep calling and the online system is out of date.  Lets make a stand for all the families out there worried about their loved ones and keep the visits stress free. 

Yvonne Simpson
145 supporters