A TRIPLE murder which took place in Rettendon more than 25 years ago has hit the headlines again after it was alleged the convicted killers have been wrongly jailed.

Patrick Tate, Anthony Tucker and Craig Rolfe were all shot dead while sat in a Range Rover down a farm track just 300 yards away from the busy A130 on December 6, 1995.

Michael Steele and Jack Whomes were convicted of murder thee years later and sentenced to life in prison, but former gangster Steve ‘Nipper’ Ellis has claimed the two men are innocent.

He has claimed his father, Sid, carried out the murders after his family had been the subject of threats from the murdered trio.

Echo: Murdered - Patrick Tate, Anthony Tucker and Craig Rolfe (left to right) lost their lives in a 1995 triple gangland killing which came to be known as the Essex boys murderMurdered - Patrick Tate, Anthony Tucker and Craig Rolfe (left to right) lost their lives in a 1995 triple gangland killing which came to be known as the Essex boys murder

With the triple killings in the public eye once again, we have found these photographs taken at the crime scene.

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Echo: Search - police look down a farm track where three bodies were found inside a Range Rover vehicleSearch - police look down a farm track where three bodies were found inside a Range Rover vehicleEcho: Blockbuster - the story of the gruesome murders was made into a film named Essex Boys in 2000Blockbuster - the story of the gruesome murders was made into a film named Essex Boys in 2000Echo: Seeking evidence - police search the area behind the nameplate of Whitehouse FarmSeeking evidence - police search the area behind the nameplate of Whitehouse FarmEcho: Jailed - Michael Steele (left) and Jack Whomes were found guilty of the triple murder which took place in RettendonJailed - Michael Steele (left) and Jack Whomes were found guilty of the triple murder which took place in Rettendon

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Echo: Harrowing - the Range Rover with the three bodies still inside is removed by the policeHarrowing - the Range Rover with the three bodies still inside is removed by the policeEcho: Showing his support - John Whomes (centre) outside the Royal Courts of Justice, where his brother Jack failed in a bid for bail pending a fresh appeal against his convictions in March 2005Showing his support - John Whomes (centre) outside the Royal Courts of Justice, where his brother Jack failed in a bid for bail pending a fresh appeal against his convictions in March 2005Echo: Briefing - solicitor Christopher Bowen makes a statement before handing in new evidence to the Criminal Cases Review Commission in Birmingham in October 2007Briefing - solicitor Christopher Bowen makes a statement before handing in new evidence to the Criminal Cases Review Commission in Birmingham in October 2007Echo: Being taken off the farm track - Patrick Tate, Anthony Tucker and Craig Rolfe were found dead inside a Range Rover just 300 yards away from the A130Being taken off the farm track - Patrick Tate, Anthony Tucker and Craig Rolfe were found dead inside a Range Rover just 300 yards away from the A130