I always say there are a number of reasons why we know that Jeremy Bamber shouldn't be in jail – the chief reason being that he didn't kill his family for starters, and you’d think that would be enough!
But there are more, including the fact that Jeremy’s version of what happened outside the house when he stood next to police has never changed once – not one single time, in the last near-30 years. So you’d reckon Jeremy might top Nelly the Elephant in the memory stakes. His recall is good.
Now you would reckon that, were he a guilty man, then the Police account would be the one that stands steadfast instead of having more holes than a sieve. Alas, this proves not to be the case at all. But don’t take my word for it. Have a watch of this, courtesy of PC Bews - one of the officers on duty at WHF that fateful night:
What do you make of that then? Now, if Jeremy was the one who ‘saw’ it and was the one who tried to persuade people, it might reflect (no pun intended) badly on him. A diversion, evil Bamber, a ruse, a distraction, a red herring! But if it really was Jeremy, then why does PC Bews recall in another interview that, not only was it his actually his fellow officer who saw it, but also that he had an entire conversation with him about it!
You might forget what colour shoes you were wearing after 30 years or what colour the front door was – you might have thought it was a hedgehog you trod in running around the outside of the house, throwing shapes to the sound of ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ when in actual fact it was dog shit. But to ‘mistakenly’ recall an entire conversation with a fellow officer at one of the most crucial points of the most notable night of your career? No, I’m afraid not. He recalls the conversation because that’s how it happened.
Jeremy, I'm afraid, saw nothing – in that sense at least. And they didn't actually bop about on the White House Farm lawns to ‘Dancing in the Moonlight,’ either –cos there was no moonlight that night, being an overcast affair.
A trick of the light with no light source? Doubtful. Movement inside the house, proving Jeremy’s innocence? I fear so. Bews’ Views may have changed more times than we can count over the years but alas, he’s been backed up and mean old Jeremy has been told he must stop picking on him about it.
I reckon, like Nelly the Elephant, it’s about time we all packed our trunks and said goodbye to the circus. Nominations for the cannonball, anyone??!