Family killer Bamber launches new appeal

Jeremy Bamber, who was jailed for killing five members of his family in Essex has continued his court battle against "whole-life" jail terms

Jeremy Bamber, who was jailed for killing five members of his family in Essex, and two other murderers have continued their court battle against "whole-life" jail terms, which give prisoners no chance of release.

It's the latest in a series of appeals by Bamber who was convicted of killing his adoptive parents, sister and her two young children in 1985.

Lawyers urged judges in Strasbourg to rule that UK law allowing the most dangerous offenders to be kept behind bars until they die breaches their human rights. Their verdict will be announced next year.

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