Advertisement

Bamber wins court appeal

Jeremy Bamber, who killed five members of his family in Essex, and two other killers, have won an appeal in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.

View all 7 updates ›
  1. Matthew Hudson and Emma Hutchinson

Euro court ruling could see Bamber set free in future

A ruling by the European Court could mean multiple murderers like Jeremy Bamber might one day walk free from prison.

Bamber was told by Britain's Home Secretary that he would never be released from prison, after being convicted in 1986 of murdering five members of his own family at Tolleshunt D'Arcy near Maldon in Essex.

The European Court of Human Rights has now ruled that so-called whole life sentences are illegal and that has outraged politicians, as well as members of Bamber's own family.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia

More top news