Serial killer Jeremy Bamber reportedly believes he will be released from prison after serving 38 years in the White House for the Farm murders.
Bamber, 62, has fought for years to prove he was innocent of the shooting dead of five members of his family in a cold-blooded massacre on August 7, 1985 in Tolshunt D’arcy, Essex.
He’s told it now The mail on Sunday he thought the “endgame” was near.
A police warden ruled against the police, which led to his conviction.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has ruled that Essex Police have failed in their statutory duty by failing to refer 29 serious complaints to the IOPC about the way senior police officers have handled the case .
Bamber is currently serving a life sentence for the murders, but always has his adoptive sister Sheila Caffell, 28, a paranoid schizophrenic, his adoptive parents Nevill and June Bamber, both 61, and their six-year-old twins, Daniel and Nicholas, before they shot and killed them judges himself.
He claims the officers withheld evidence and tampered with the crime scene.
Bamber’s lawyers sent a dossier to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) last October, saying new evidence raises questions about an important detail of the murders.
The IOPC said in a letter to Bamber seen by The Mail on Sunday: “Upon considering the nature of your complaints, points were raised relating to allegations that officers lied about evidence, altered witness statements and leaked evidence to third parties, evidence held back and hidden and manipulated a crime scene.
“These complaints could amount to allegations of serious corruption on the basis of the wording alone, as defined in our legal guidelines.
“Therefore… your complaint falls under the mandatory referral criteria and should therefore have been referred to the IOPC for assessment after admission in the first instance.”
It is believed to be the first time a major authority like the IOPC has criticized Essex Police.
Bamber told The Mail on Sunday: “It will be very difficult for the CCRC not to act very quickly once they have the IOPC report saying Essex Police have failed in their statutory duties.” I think , this is the endgame.”
Essex Police said it was a matter for the IOPC.
The dossier submitted by Bamber’s lawyers said Essex Police tampered with evidence, claiming that the burns on Father Nevill’s back were not caused by the butt of the gun, as the jury was told at Bamber’s trial.
His lawyers insist the marks were in fact caused by the AGA in the kitchen – belying the notion that Bamber tortured his family before murdering them.
They argue that this suggestion helped secure Bamber’s conviction.
Police, alerted to the horror by Bamber, found the depraved killer had pumped 25 bullets into the victims – mostly at point-blank range.
Bamber gave police chilling interviews when he brazenly began flogging his parents’ belongings and even had their beloved dog put down.
He was eventually upset when his girlfriend Julie later told police he had confessed to the murders.
Forensic scientists then determined that the rifle used in the murders was too long for Sheila to use against herself and turned their attention to Bamber instead.
But he has made multiple attempts to get his sentence overturned – claiming he has “strong” alibi evidence proving he did not commit the murders.