Guest Al Stevens Posted June 14, 2007 Share Posted June 14, 2007 Barrymore Arrested Over Pool Murder Updated: 17:28, Thursday June 14, 2007 Michael Barrymore and two other men have been arrested by police investigating the murder of party-goer Stuart Lubbock. Mr Lubbock was found dead beside the swimming pool at the entertainer's home near Harlow, Essex, in March 2001. It is the second time Barrymore has been detained in connection with the case. Three months after Mr Lubbock's death, he was arrested on drugs offences and subsequently cautioned. Essex police said the three suspects - aged 32, 37 and 55 - had been arrested on suspicion of murder and sexual assault. Sources said the other two men seized are Justin Merritt and Jonathan Kenny. Mr Lubbock's family has welcomed the arrests. "[i'm] very pleased," his father Terry said. "I've been in limbo for the past six years. "My life has been on hold. I will never get those six years back again. Why has it taken so long?" He said police had given him no warning of the arrests. When they did call he was not told who the three suspects were. A post mortem showed Mr Lubbock, a butcher, suffered severe internal injuries, almost certainly through sexual assault. Alcohol, ecstasy and cocaine were found in his bloodstream. A lengthy investigation was carried out by police but no one was charged and a coroner recorded an open verdict. Last December police began a new inquiry into Mr Lubbock's death. In January a police watchdog announced an investigation into the handling of the original probe. The case has continued to haunt Barrymore, who recently returned to the UK after moving to New Zealand in 2003. His former agent, Karen Kage, said: "He left a month ago to come back to England. He wanted to go back home." She added: "He knows he's an innocent man and I'm sure he'll be dealing with this in a calm fashion and as always he'll say what he knows." Thoughts and comments. I still think when he was on Celeb BB they should have used Talc powered and let someone float in the pool to see what the reaction would be...... i know i am going to hell. Oh yeah it's taken from skynews.com Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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