Jeremy Bamber is Innocent

Jeremy Bamber is Innocent
Jeremy Bamber is Innocent

Saturday, 10 July 2010

The Case of Jeremy Bamber

I have listed below some points that I feel are important in proving that the Crown’s case against Jeremy was badly flawed and that an innocent man has spent 25 years in jail for a crime he did not commit.

07/07/85 DC Bird Photographs interior of White House Farm, photograph strip 7, negative one shows mantle shelf unscratched. The house is forensically examined. The Sound Moderator SBJ/1 and .22 Anshultz rifle are found at this time and are taken to Huntingdon Forensic Laboratory.

09/08/85 DI Cook takes a paint sample from AGA surround to match against paint on the barrel of the gun found downstairs that the Police had seized from the scene. DS Davidson was actioned to take the sound moderator (SBJ/1), and magazines for the .22 rifle, to be fingerprinted and examined.

13/08/85 The Sound Moderator SBJ/1 and .22 Anshultz rifle are taken to Huntingdon Forensic Laboratory. Here they are examined by Glynnis Howard who removes blood samples from SBJ/1. She does not discover any red pain upon the sound moderator. The Police are informed that the .22 Anshultz rifle did not have sights or a sound moderator attached to it when JB took it from gun cupboard

15/08/85 Essex Police informed by Glynnis Howard that the blood samples she removed from SBJ/1 are positive for human blood and blood from two other animals. DI Cook visits Sandridge Forensic Laboratory to examine sound moderator (SBJ/1) for finger prints. 21/08/85 DI Cook returns to Sandridge Forensic Laboratory this time exposing SBJ/1 to super-glue to enhance the examination for finger prints, he states that he finds nothing. DI Cook takes a series of photographs of sound moderator SBJ/1; he also dismantles it to photograph the internal baffle plates. 11/09/85 Police now allow Ann Eaton, David Boutflour, Peter Eaton, Robert Boutflour and Basil Cock back into White House Farm to see if they can come up with any evidence to assist with their investigations. Ann Eaton states that she is surprised that Essex Police had not properly searched Nevill Bamber’s gun cupboard, after David removes a sound moderator (DRB/1) from a carrier bag in a box on the floor. David also removes the telescopic sights and 350 rounds of .22 ammunition from the cupboard. Basil Cock is only concerned at the house being covered in a layer of black finger print dust. Robert states that Basil cock takes no interest in the sound moderator DRB/1, telescopic sights AE/1 or the ammunition AE/2 which are all taken to Ann Eaton’s house. David Boutflour then telephones Witham Police about finding a sound moderator at White House Farm.

It seems very unlikely that in three searches of White House Farm on 7th, 8th and 9th August 1985 the Police did not find this silence and yet 4 people walk in on the 11th September and find one straight away. Why would the police ask them to come up with evidence to assist their investigations? Were their own officers not competent to do so? I would have thought they would not want them near the crime scene.

That evening (11th Sept) DC Oakey goes to Ann Eaton’s House and takes possession of a sound moderator DRB/1 and 350 rounds of ammunition for a .22 rifle. DC Oakey logs these items into the miscellaneous property book.

12/09/85 Ann Eaton contacts DI Cook making a fuss about the Police not finding DRB/1 the sound moderator, or of seeing the scratch marks made by this sound moderator on the underside of the mantle shelf. DI Cook, DC Bird and DS Davidson agree to meet Ann at White House Farm as a PR exercise. On arrival Ann shows DI Cook the scratch marks. DI Cook takes a second paint sample which he hands to DS Davidson. DC Bird takes photographs of the mantle shelf’s underside.

First witness statement taken from David Boutflour. Why, if he supposedly found DRB/1 on 10th Aug 85 (as told to the court), did he not make a witness statement then? Or have his finger prints taken for elimination purposes when SBJ/1 was examined on 15th and 21st Aug for finger prints? Why did David Boutflour not make a statement or provide a blood sample for elimination purposes, when Glynnis Howard discovered human blood on SBJ/1 and reported that fact to Essex Police on the 15th Aug? David Boutflour didn’t make a witness statement until the 12th Sept 1985, or provide any elimination finger prints or a blood sample for SBJ/1, because he had nothing to do with its discovery. The sound moderator he found in Nevill Bamber’s gun cupboard, DRB/1 only occurred on 11th Sept 1985.

Huntingdon Forensic Labs match red paint found on the sound moderator DRB/1 with a paint sample taken from the underside of the mantle shelf. This, they concluded was proof that the sound moderator was on the .22 Anshultz rifle during some kind of struggle in the kitchen between Nevill Bamber and his assailant.

There was a second silencer belonging to Anthony Pargeter that was taken away by the police on the 8th August and which was the one sent for forensic testing, but at the trial the prosecution never admitted to the fact that there were 2 silencers and there is photographic proof that the exhibit labels for these moderators were modified to hide this fact as it would have damaged the prosecution case.

Peter Suthurst a forensic photometry expert establishes that there are no scratch marks on the underside of the mantle shelf in photographs taken on 7th Aug 1985. This was proof that someone used DRB/1 to scratch the shelf’s underside some time later.

Further documentation is available to suggest that evidence was backdated, and witness statements also further support the findings of the court specialist Mr. Peter Sutherst.

In light of the above facts I would like to know who used the rifle’s sound moderator to scratch the kitchen paint work, why they did this and what, if anything, they gained from doing so. I believe that if someone deliberately fabricated evidence, then this is a clear case of perverting the course of justice and that the police ought to investigate further. I am dismayed that Essex Police have always refused to undertake any criminal investigation into this matter. Police records show that someone was alive in the house talking to the Police when Jeremy Bamber was standing actually with Police at that time. Surely this is an important fact in the case. Someone is in the house and talking whilst your main suspect is standing next to you.

More evidence shows that there were two bodies downstairs in the kitchen when Police broke into the house and yet in official accounts there was only one – so how did Sheila Caffell’s body move upstairs?

Sheila Caffell’s blood was still wet after 10am if Jeremy Bamber had committed the murders he had to have done so before 3 am – so how is this possible?

Requests that were made for evidence to be released have been ignored even after assurances from representatives in the Houses of Parliament back on 19 February 2005 that the CCRC have to power to gain access to these documents. David Boutflour admits on the record in an interview with a newspaper that he did not find the sound moderator DRB/1 on the 10th Aug 1985 as he stated in court at JB’s trial. He has now stated that he found this sound moderator ‘some months’ after the tragedy. He actually found DRB/1 a little over a month later on 11th Sept 1985.


  1. The Finding of the Silencer: August 10th vs. September 11th

    The prosecution claim that the silencer was found by Ann Eaton and David Boutflour on the 10th august 1985. But was it? Evidence points to the fact that it was found not in August, but in September.

    In their statements (see Docs P5, P20 & P32) Ann Eaton and David Boutflour claim the silencer was found on Saturday 10th August. They say it was taken for safekeeping to Ann’s house Oak Farm where they rang the police to inform them of their find.

    In his statement (Doc P4) Robert Boutflour stated that on Monday 12th he went to Maldon Police station to inform them again of the silencer. According to him, Maldon Police then rang Witham Police and arranged a meeting that afternoon at 2.30 pm. At the meeting he informed Witham Police of the silencer and it was collected from Oak Farm that same evening.

    If this occurred as claimed, there would be telephone records from both Maldon Police and Witham Police, records of the meeting and of the silencer being picked up. There are no such records.

    Despite the prosecutions claims to the contrary, the silencer was actually found around a month later, on September 11th. As proven by the police documents below:

    (Doc P31) Telephone Message Log 38, 11th September 1985 reads:
    ‘David Boutflour has found a silencer with blood on it’

    (Doc P35) Action Report 88 reads: ‘Collection of silencer AE (Ann Eaton) 11th September to Wright items obtained by DC Oakey’

    (Doc P34) Action Report 181 allocated to DS Davidson, 13th September 1985: “Examine the following for blood fibres and finger prints. 2/ cardboard box containing silencer and ammunition. 3/ Check silencer for fibres”

    In addition a statement from Robert Boutflour (Doc P29) states that the accountant Basil Cock was complaining about fingerprint dust when the silencer was found and paid no interest to it.

    White House Farm was not fingerprinted until after September 7th. Therefore it must have been found after this date.

    (Doc P39) Action 1068 confirms that the Eatons and the Boutflours were at the farm on September 11th the day that the police documents prove the silencer was found.

  2. Typical of the legal system that is corrupt to the core.The whole system is unfit for purpose and should be scrapped immediately.Essex police are renowned for their corruption and will never be no different.It is quite obvious that together with Boutflours they concocted evidence that was needed to convict Jeremy.


    The case is a cock up, of that there is no doubt. But there are a couple of things weighing heavy on my mind. Jeremy that evening claimed to have gone rabbit shooting but shot no rabbits, no harm there..he than claims he leant the gun against the wall inside the house..which was to become the murder weapon .22 Anschutz rifle. His fingerprints would naturally be on the gun, plus fresh powder burns...

    Leaving a gun sitting around when there are children in the home, is this a responsible act ? would the parents of Jeremy see this as a rsponsible act when their grandchildren were visiting. Which takes me on to my next point, according to Colin the twins lived with him and Jeremy paid a visit a few days before to see if the boys would be at the appears had they not been, they would not have been killed and Jeremy would not have become the heir of the family fortune.

    I am 50/50 as to whether Jeremy is innocent or guilty and ONLY Jeremy knows this for a fact. But from what I have read not many people knew that the twins did not live with their mother.

    I would like to see a retrial but with most of the evidence destroyed this may be impossible. The suicide note seen peeping out from Sheilas bible what has become of this?. Was as stated in some cases Sheila at one time on the kitchen floor? giving rise to believe she was still alive and did indeed go upstairs. Sheila, when found was she on the bed and can this be proven?
    I am far from convinced Ralph phoned the police and even more confused why jeremy would ring his girlfriend at 3 am to tell her there was something wrong at the farm. Why would he do that ? why would he wake Julie in the early hours of the morning to really tell her nothing?

    I like everyone do not want to see an innocent man one more day in jail BUT there are questions and they need answers.



    There is also an FSS report but after the cock up with the McCann case and their contamination of Madeleines DNA, deliberate ...or otherwise I have very little faith in the British Justice System and even less in the FSS.

  5. Good summary Hannah - Jeremy is innocent - I am pleased and privileged to do all I can to support his campaign for freedom and justice

  6. It really makes no difference to me whether JB is Guilty or Innocent but there are a few things to note about this case that does need in depth investigation, which can be done, and which could possibly free an innocent man.

    Now the only other people to gain from JB's conviction and life sentence, and to gain quite considerably are the very people that actually found the silencer with blood on it and kept it in their hands for quite some period of time.

    Catch my drift

    If photos can be produced from the original crime scene and they do not show silencer marks on the mantle, yet photos produced weeks later do show silencer marks, then there is only one way the could have got there and that means they were made by the people who had the silencer in their hands.

    Now is there a motive for them doing this ?... Yes of course there is, framing and blaming JB, with the rest of the family dead, they stood to inherit the lot and they did.

    Now is it just coincidental that Ann Eaton's husband sold guns and had expert knowledge on them.

    Now if JB and the police officer standing next to him really did see movement in the farmhouse from outside then JB surely has to be innocent.

    That doesn't mean to say Shelia was guilty, far from it.

    When you consider the fact that the only people to pressure the police about JB were certain other family members (the ones who found the silencer and marks on the mantle, then one might ask their motive.

    Today that is plainly obvious, with JB out of the way and the crime solved with him serving a life sentence, and the other family members dead, then that is the perfect crime.

    Money and Greed has always been the main motive for murder and with a suspect behind bars for life, the crime is solved so there is no need to look elsewhere, but in the true interests of justice and with such a complicated crime scenario, we should look at the other facts and motives.

    JB passed the lie detector test but would the other family members pass one.

    Somehow I think not.

    The photos of the original crime scene photos are the one true clue..... if there are no silencer marks on the mantle piece in those photos, and there are marks shown on photos taken weeks later, then Jeremy Bamber has been framed,, There is no other way to explain it.

    We have the evidence of who took and held onto the silencer, and what about Shelia's blood stained knickers found in the bucket of water, why on earth would anyone want to take blood stained knickers home with them when the person has been shot dead.

    Ann Eaton obviously thought she needed them for some purpose.

    Maybe just maybe, Jeremy and Shelia had nothing to do with it whatsoever.

    It could be that his father did phone the police and tell them Shelia had gone mad with a gun, but maybe a gun was being held to his head and he was forced to say that.

    Maybe he was forced to phone Jeremy and try to get him over to the farmhouse with a trap being laid.

    This case continues to intrigue many of us, there are so many unexplained things, and I do believe Jeremy Bamber had nothing to do with them.

    Look at the people who gained the most, look through the looking glass here people, Black is white and white is black.

    It won't affect my life one way or another, innocent or guilty, but if he is innocent, he has spent over 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

    And maybe some people have inherited a fortune, committed the perfect crime, and wiped out an entire family.

  7. As I understand it, one reason the police did not take the clothes away for examination was because Ann Eaton assured the police that the blood on these was of menstrual origin, as it "smells different to other blood". I can't think of a better way to embarrass the average male police officer into allowing something than by mentioning the effects of menstruation.

    It is nevertheless inconceivable why the officer concerned allowed vital evidence to be removed from the scene and destroyed by AE. Yet that is exactly what happened. The police allowed Ann Eaton to take these blood stained clothes - vital evidence - home for washing. It's equally inconceivable to me that Ann Eaton would have wanted to take her dead cousin's dirty, bloody and sopping wet clothes home. Why on earth did she do this? Ann Eaton is a farmer, so I do not believe that this was due to AE's embarrassment regarding the menstrual blood.

    Ann Eaton seems to have been absolutely meticulous about so much else, so why did she herself not insist that the police subjected these blood stained clothes to forensic examination? If the police did not wish to examine these items, why did Ann Eaton, as an absolute last resort, not wrap the things in a plastic bin liner and put them in the dustbin, where other pieces of evidence ended up?

    In my opinion I believe Ann Eaton and her husband know a lot more than they are revealing, In my opinion they were the ones who made the marks on the mantle with the silencer they had taken and kept at their home together with shelia's bloody knickers. Only someone with something to hide or with a perverted kinky intention would do something like that, and she also admits to smelling them informing the police it was men... blood, how strange ???

  8. Ann Eaton, a niece of the farming couple, said: "Jeremy Bamber has caused so much grief and pain to this family that we find it almost impossible to deal with and rarely speak about it. He continues to try to cause pain to the family from the safety of his cell."

    "I am just sickened with all the publicity this is getting," added Mrs Eaton, whose family now lives in White House Farm,

    I'll bet she is, in her eyes the less publicity the better

  9. If it was ever found out that she manipulated a crime scene, or even knew that someone had changed it where 5 murders had been committed.

    They would lock her up and throw away the key.

    Lets get those original crime scene photos of the mantle posted, and also the new ones after Ann Eaton and her husband took the silencer home.