‘Such action is necessary to avoid perpetuating what a growing number of people fear may be one of the greatest miscarriages of justice of our times.’ – Andrew Hunter MP, 9th February 2005.
Andrew Hunter, then MP for Basingstoke raised concerns in the Houses of Parliament about the Bamber case and called for the home office to look closely at the issue of non-disclosure of evidence and the behaviour of Essex Police.
Issues covered were the re-writing and editing of police radio logs, withheld audio tapes along with telephone logs. Photographs showing Sheila Caffell’s bloodied feet, non-rigor mortised body, wet blood running from her wounds (proving that Sheila could not have died more than one and a half hours before the photo was taken after 9am) were not made available to the defence during the trial.
Other pieces of evidence also withheld were video recordings of the crime scene and the incident report. As were the notebooks of the original head of the investigation, Inspector Jones who believed Bamber innocent, these have still not been made available to Bamber’s legal team. If you would like to read the whole transcript cut and paste the link into your browser