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In a letter, dated,31st July 2007, Jeremy informed me that when DAVID BOUTFLOUR was handling the .22 Semi-aurtomatic Anshuzt Rifle in the witness box that the gun fell into two main pieces, joined together only by a small screw in the region of the trigger guard...
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Relevant Extract from Page one of the letter states:-

That 'in Court the Anshuzt Rifle was shown to us  - (he recalled) ' DAVID BOUTFLOUR holding the rifle and it falling apart so the stock was swinging loose attached only by the screw on the trigger guard'           

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Well, it surely begs the question, why was David Boutflour handling the ANSHUZT RIFLE at all during the trial, because there was no evidence or suggestion that he had anything whatsoever to do with the finding of the said rifle, he was never shown it prior to him testifying in the witness box, so why was he handling such a key exhibit, a rifle which he had never even seen beforehand?

Maybe, just maybe, this has got something else to do with his telephone conversation to Essex police on the 11th September 1985, when he spoke to the police and informed them (on that date) that 'I have found the silencer for the gun'. How did he know which gun the silencer he had found by 11th September 1985, belonged to the Anshuzt Rifle, if he had not known which weapon had fired each of the multiple shots during the incident? Since The first crime scene bullet wasn't linked to the ansuzt rifle until the same day he telephoned the police (11th September 1985), others were linked to the rifle on the 13th, 18th and 19th September 1985. So it begs the question of how he knew the identity of the gun that had fired the shots before it had been scientifically established at the Lab' at Huntingdon via tests carried out by Malcolm Fletcher?

http://jeremybamberforum.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=270.0;attach=713

Prior to that stage (12th September 1985), The police were already in possession of three different silencer / Sound Moderators:-

(1) - Exhibit (SBJ/1)  DS Jones returned to the farmhouse on 7th August 1985 at 11.10am, to collect the first of these silencers, which he placed on DCI Jones desk in his office at Witham Police station, as instructed by his senior officer

(2) - Exhibit (DB/1) was collected from Peter Eaton at his home address, by DS Jones on the late evening of the 12th August 1985. This was the silencer / sound moderator found by David Boutflour in a gun cupboard of the downstairs office. After its find, the silencer had been left in storage at the Eaton family home for more than two full days
 
(3) - Exhibit (DRB/1) was handed over to Essex police by Ann Eaton, on the 11th September 1985, which turned out to be a second silencer found by David Boutflour, as spoken about by himself when he telephoned the police to report the fact that he had found the silencer to the gun!
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So, just to recap, there existed three silencer / sound moderators (as described), SBJ/1, DB/1 and DRB/1.

At least two of them (SBJ/1 and DRB/1) had at one time or another, been allocated other (different) exhibit references, for example, 'SJ/1' and the latter, 'CAE/1'

In a nutshell then, at one stage or another, all three silencer / sound moderators were referred to by the following exhibit references over a protracted period of time, ranging from the date the shooting incident took place (7th August 1985) and the commencement of Jeremy Bambers Trial on the 2nd October 1986:-

(1) - Exhibit (SBJ/1)  DS Jones returned to the farmhouse on 7th August 1985 at 11.10am, to collect the first of these silencers, which he placed on DCI Jones desk in his office at Witham Police station, as instructed by his senior officer     

(this was subsequently labelled 'SJ/1 by DI Cook at the Lab' on the 13th August 1985)


 This was the silencer fingerprinted by DI Cook on the 15th and the 23rd August 1985...

No blood, and no red coloured paint found in / on this silencer at all


 (2) - Exhibit (DB/1) was collected from Peter Eaton at his home address, by DS Jones on the late evening of the 12th August 1985. This was the silencer / sound moderator found by David Boutflour on the 10th August 1985, in a gun cupboard of the downstairs office. After its find, the silencer had been left in storage at the Eaton family home for more than two full days

This was subsequently submitted to Huntingdon Lab', on the 30th August 1985, and must be the source for the existence and presence of human blood group activity identified at the Lab' on 12th, 13th, 18th and 19th September 1985...

Human blood group activity (A, EAP BA, HP 2-1, and AK1) subsequently found inside this silencer at the Lab' on the 12th, 13th, 18th and 19th September 1985..

(3) - Exhibit (DRB/1) was handed over to Essex police by Ann Eaton, on the 11th September 1985, which turned out to be a second silencer found by David Boutflour, as spoken about by himself when he telephoned the police to report the fact that he had found the silencer to the gun!

This was the silencer (CAE/1) which Ann Eaton handed over to DC Oakey on the 11th September 1985, and which was the same silencer that DAVID BOUTFLOUR telephoned the police about on the following day (12th September 1985) saying that he had found the silencer for the gun.   

  This was the silencer fingerprinted by DS Davison and DS Eastwood at Chelmsford police station on the 13th September 1985

Red Paint particles, which matched the red paint of the scratched kitchen aga surround was not identified at the Lab' until 1st October 1985
 
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Here are some other pertinent facts regarding the existence, of these three different silencer / sound moderators:

At the time of the shootings at whf (7th August 1985), Jeremy told me that there were two silencers / Sound Moderators present at the farmhouse, by the time he left on the previous evening, One belonging to the family owned Anshuzt Rifle purchased by Neville Bamber on the 30th November 1984, which was purchased at Radcliffes gun shop, and the other which belonged to Anthony Pargeters .22 Brno bolt action rifle, which Pargeter had purchased in 1980, along with a very similar looking Parker Hale Silencer / Sound Moderator.

Jeremy told me that in the evening leading up to the shootings that the family owned .22 semi-automatic Anshuzt rifle did not have its Parker Hale silencer fitted to the end of the guns barrel when he handled the rifle when he went off intending to shoot rabbits that he had seen near the barn when he returned to the farm from the field with a tractor / trailer full of farming produce. This was before he subsequently left the farmhouse to go back to his cottage at 9 Head Street..

He left whf at about 9.30pm, that particular evening.

On the other hand, Anthony Pargeters .22 Brno bolt action rifle and its silencer, were normally stored under authority of a firearms certificate, inside the downstairs toilet. I am persuaded by Jeremy's say so, that his father, Neville Bamber, was the Chairman of the Witham Bench Magistrates Court, and that in keeping with his occupation that Neville Bamber would not have allowed Anthony Pargeter to take his rifle and silencer away from the farmhouse to his home in Bourne-End. This was because the terms and conditions stipulated on the firearms certificate, stated that the rifle and its accessories including any .22 ammunition, could only be used on Land owned or rented by The Bamber family (whf), and that at all times these must be kept in storage there at the farmhouse..

For the reasons given, I am certain that at the time of the shootings there were in fact two .22 rifles, and two Parker Hale silencers present at the scene of this shooting tragedy.

(A) - The Bamber owned .22 semi-automatic rifle, and its Parker Hale Silencer, and .22 ammunition purchased for use with it

The Normal place where these were kept when not in use, was inside a cupboard in the downstairs office

(B) - The Anthony Pargeter owned .22 bolt action Brno rifle, and its Parker Hale Silencer, along with a variety of .22 ammunitions

The Normal place where these were kept when not in use, was inside the downstairs toilet

It is somewhat rather telling that the locations inside the farmhouse where both of these rifles and accessories were normally kept, that something of significance occurred involving both of these locations the gun cupboard in the downstairs office and The downstairs toilet.

Since, in the scripted version of the prosecutions case, was that the crucial silencer (DRB/1) which they claim contained the blood group evidence which had the same blood group activity as Sheila Caffell (A, EAP BA, HP 2-1, and AK1) and it also had red paint particles crushed onto the knurled pattern around the outside of its metal end cap, which matched scratch marks subsequently made on the kitchen aga surround, allowing the prosecution to argue that these two pieces of forensic evidence proved that there was a silencer fitted to the murder weapon, at the time Neville Bamber was attacked and killed downstairs in the main kitchen, and that it was still on the guns barrel when Sheila Caffell was shot dead upstairs in the main bedroom. And somebody other than she, must have removed the silencer from the end of the guns barrel because with it attached it would have been impossible for her to have activated the trigger mechanism to shoot herself. She could not, as it were, had removed the silencer and taken it all the way downstairs, conceal it in a box at the back of the gun cupboard, then return all the way back upstairs, and lay down dead, as if she had taken her own life, with the Anshuzt rifle being clutched close to her chest..



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For the reasons given, I am certain that at the time of the shootings there were in fact two .22 rifles, and two Parker Hale silencers present at the scene of this shooting tragedy.

(A) - The Bamber owned .22 semi-automatic rifle, and its Parker Hale Silencer, and .22 ammunition purchased for use with it

The Normal place where these were kept when not in use, was inside a cupboard in the downstairs office

(B) - The Anthony Pargeter owned .22 bolt action Brno rifle, and its Parker Hale Silencer, along with a variety of .22 ammunitions

The Normal place where these were kept when not in use, was inside the downstairs toilet

It is somewhat rather telling that the locations inside the farmhouse where both of these rifles and accessories were normally kept, that something of significance occurred involving both of these locations the gun cupboard in the downstairs office and The downstairs toilet.


The 'all in one' silencer (SBJ/1, Sj/1, DB/1, CAE/1,and DRB/1) Prosecution, police, Lab, and relatives SCRIPT, as I shall refer to (them) it, was supposedly only found, or taken from the gun cupboard in the downstairs office at the scene on one occasion, and this was by David Boutflour, on the 10th August 1985. From there on, it appears to have led something of a charmed life, since if that be true, it could not have been the original silencer (SBJ/1 - SJ/1) taken from the scene by DS Jones on the 7th August 1985, and taken to the Lab' by DI Cook on the 13th August 1985..

However, neither can the silencer which David Boutflour found in a box at the back of the gun cupboard in the downstairs office (known as 'the den'), have been the same silencer that DS Jones placed on DCI Jones desktop in his office at Witham police station from 7th August 1985, onwards. Information has surfaced that the first silencer was effectively used as a paper weight on his office desktop for quite some time, until the then PC Whiddon took it upon himself to gather that silencer (SBJ/1) from DCI Jones office desk, because he wanted to see whether, it fitted onto the end of the family owned .22 semi-automatic anshuzt rifle, which had not yet been sent off to the Lab' at Huntingdon for the attention of the ballistics expert, Malcolm Fletcher.

A photograph exists which shows PC Whiddon in possession of the family owned .22 semi-automatic anshuzt rifle which presumably  bore an exhibit Label 'DRH/15' (none visible), in one hand, however the only sign of anything significant in that particular photograph, is a WHITE ARROW stuck on the butt of the rifle indicating where Sheila Caffells fingerprint had already been found and identified, after DI Cook had fingerprinted the rifle on the 15th August 1985. This confirms that the date when PC Widdon screwed the silencer onto the barrel of the rifle (in the photograph was on or after the 15th August 1985, and that by that stage, neither the anshuzt rifle, nor the Parker Hale Silencer (in the other hand) had any signed exhibit labels attached to them. At this stage the silencer in PC Whiddons possession appears not to have any signed exhibit label attached to it, in accordance with DI Cook, who at the Lab' attached one himself to it at the Lab' on 13th August 1985, that he labelled 'SJ/1', which both he and Glynis Howard then both signed on that same date at positions two and three on The label according to Cooks account. He also stated that position one on the label was left blank for the finder of this particular silencer to sign later on. He stated that he did not realize or know at that stage, that DS Jones had a middle Christian name of 'Brian', since he only knew him as DS 'Stan' Jones, hence why he referenced the exhibit for that silencer t that stage, as exhibit 'SJ/1', confirmed by an entry in his pocketbook.

Only two (signed) exhibit  labels exist, one with the identifying mark DB/1 (crossed out) and replaced by the identifying mark 'DRB/1'. There does not exist any signed exhibit labels bearing the identifying marks of 'SBJ/1', or 'SJ/1'. This is because this was the very first silencer taken from the crime scene by DS Jones on the 7th August 1985, and which was subsequently taken to Huntingdon Forensic Laboratory by DI Cook on the 13th August 1985.

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Additionally, as Jeremy points out in his letter to me, was the rifle damaged as a result of it being used to strike his father with, or did the ballistic expert, Malcolm Fletcher damage it when testing it? If we look at photograph 23 (the rifle leaning at the inside of the main bedroom window, as viewed from the middle landing of the main stairs) the rifle does not appear as if its barrel was detached from the stock of the rifle, at the trigger guard (as Jeremy speaks about in his letter).
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Interestingly enough, it has yet to be confirmed that the rifle leaning in the bedroom window, had a silencer fitted to the end of its barrel or not?

Since, if there was a silencer fitted on the ned of the rifles barrel in that particular photograph, it would mean that that rifle could not have been placed there after all the photographs taken of Sheila Caffells body, by both SOCO teams (HQ and Witham), because in the photographs taken of the rifle in possession of Sheila's body (taken by HQ and Witham SOCO teams) there was no silencer attached to the end of the guns barrel..
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