What attempts have been made by Jeremy to obtain disclosure?
Last updated on 11.11.15
Find out more about Public Interest Immunity and how it can be used in this BBC News article.
In 1989 and again during 1991 there were investigations made into the conduct of Essex Police during the Bamber case. Much of the fruits of these enquiries have been unhelpful to the Bamber legal team owing to the statements and documents being protected under Public Interest Immunity.
What could possibly be in the findings of the investigations that would warrant it being in the public interest to withhold statements from Bamber's Defence?
Essex Police are still withholding a large amount of photographs and case documents. During August 1985 the Essex coroner was provided with evidence sufficient for him to allow the release of the bodies for burial and cremation. The police had informed him that the investigation was ongoing but on the basis of four murders and a suicide. The documents and evidence to substantiate this were lost.
the documents from the 1988 Police enquiry (Dickinson) are under PII - this
includes Julie Mugford's interviews and those of her mother Mary Mugford. We
suspect that in exchange for Julie Mugford's testimony she was given immunity
from prosecution. There are many documents which suggest this. We also suspect
that many police officers were given immunity for telling the whole truth about
what happened in the house and these documents have never been disclosed.