Jeremy Bamber shoots dead five of his adopted family at farm

A photograph of White House Farm, Essex, taken in 2007
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At 3.26am Jeremy Bamber rang the police saying his mentally unstable sister, Sheila, had gone mad with a rifle.

The police found his strict, religious parents first. Neville’s bullet riddled body was in the kitchen.

June was found shot dead in her bedroom. Sheila’s twins had been shot in their beds and she was there too, shot through the throat, clutching the rifle and a bible.

The sequence of events seemed so obvious that the police helped Bamber burn the blood-stained carpets and bedding...