Bamber gets new appeal at Euro court

Jeremy Bamber was found guilty of murdering five members of his family in 1985.

Jeremy Bamber, the man found guilty of killing five of his relatives in Essex will have an appeal against his sentence heard by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.

Bamber, who killed his parents, sister and her two young children at their farmhouse in Tolleshunt D'Arcy near Colchester in 1985, had argued that whole-life tarriffs amounted to "inhuman or degrading treatment".

In January 2012, the European Court of Human Rights had thrown out that argument but that ruling is now being re-examined.