Cops have actually jailed a 50-year-old male in connection with the indecent attack and murder of Stuart Lubbock, who died at the house of the entertainer Michael Barrymore 20 years ago.
Essex cops said the man, who has actually not been called, was arrested in Cheshire and stays in custody where is being questioned.
Lubbock, 31, had been going to a celebration at Barrymore’s home in Roydon with eight other individuals on 31 March 2001 Barrymore was criticised for leaving his house not long after Lubbock was found floating in the outside swimming pool.
The 68-year-old previous television presenter, who ended up being a home name for shows such as Strike It Fortunate, has always denied participation in the death.
A postmortem revealed Lubbock had serious internal injuries that suggested he had actually been sexually attacked.
Alcohol, ecstasy and cocaine were discovered in his blood stream.
The coroner recorded an open verdict at the inquest in 2002, where Barrymore declined to answer concerns and declared he could not jump into the pool and to rescue Lubbock due to the fact that he might not swim (a claim challenged by some who understood him).
In 2007, the TELEVISION star, who was living in London at the time, and 2 other males were detained on suspicion of sexual assault and murder however later on released without charge. Following the arrest, Barrymore’s lawyer, Henri Brandman, said the speaker had “constantly objected his innocence”. His television career fell apart following the death.
No charges have actually ever been generated connection with Lubbock’s death. In 2009, an evaluation by the police watchdog discovered that detectives missed out on vital proof and did not make sure essential forensic tests were completed until 6 years later on.
According to the report, witnesses were permitted to come and go and while doing so two pieces of possibly crucial evidence– a door manage and a swimming pool thermometer efficient in inflicting the injuries discovered on Lubbock’s body– went missing out on.
At the time, Lubbock’s household stated they had received an apology from the authorities. Terry Lubbock, the victim’s father, described it as “a hollow apology”, adding that “if the authorities had actually done their task correctly in the very first location … individuals would remain in the dock charged with [Lubbock’s] murder”.
Following the arrest, Lubbock’s dad informed the PA news firm that his son’s death had actually “nearly killed” him: “There is just so much going on in my head. I can’t get my head around it. Obviously I enjoy. Naturally this is excellent news. But it’s been twenty years. This has actually nearly eliminated me.”