Essex

Decision 'in principle' on Bamber's new murders appeal

Jeremy Bamber arriving at court
Image caption Jeremy Bamber received a life sentence for five murders in Essex

A decision "in principle" has been made about whether to refer convicted Essex killer Jeremy Bamber's case back to the Court of Appeal.

The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) said the decision was unlikely to be announced for up to two weeks.

Bamber was jailed for shooting his adopted parents, his sister and her six-year-old twin sons at their farmhouse in Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex.

Bamber, now 50, was given a whole life sentence for the 1985 killings.

He has always protested his innocence and claims his schizophrenic sister Sheila Caffell shot her family before turning the gun on herself.

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