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2ND FEB 2020

A COP set to open a new investigation into a man who died in Michael Barrymore’s home believes he was raped and murdered, it has been reported.

Stuart Lubbock‘s body was found in a swimming pool after a party at Barrymore‘s £2million bungalow in Essex in 2001 – and it still remains an unsolved mystery.

Det Chief Insp Stephen Jennings is launching a fresh appeal urging people to come forward to help find the dad-of-two’s killer.

It comes as a new Channel 4 documentary about the death of the 31-year-old from Harlow, Essex, will air this spring.

Barrymore, 67, has always denied involvement in the death of the meat factory supervisor.

DCI Jennings told Channel 4: “I believe very much that Stuart Lubbock was raped and murdered that night.”

The police chief said he wants to find two items that went missing from the scene as they could be key evidence in the case, The Sunday People reported.

He admitted mistakes were made early in the investigation with the crime scene because witnesses said they thought it was an accidental drowning.

He said people were allowed back to the scene and now items are missing.

An inquiry was launched into the original investigation in 2007 by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, and confirmed police permission was given to tidy up some of the house.

DCI Jennings said: “After we’d managed to photograph the scene, items have gone ­missing and we’ve never seized them.”


He said he believes the missing items – a handle from a cupboard and a pool thermometer – could have been taken to hide evidence.

An Essex Police spokesman told The Sunday People a forensic assessment was carried out which included taking photographs and video footage of the scene.

They added: “During that process two items recorded as being within the scene – namely a ­thermometer and pool door handle – went missing.

“As these have never been ­recovered and ­forensically tested their evidential ­importance is not known and it cannot be ruled out that they were used to ­inflict injuries upon Stuart.”

It is the first time in 13 years that a new investigator has been assigned to the case.

Barrymore blames the case for ruining his career after he was axed as The Strike It Lucky host in the wake of Lubbock’s death.

A postmortem revealed Lubbock suffered severe internal injuries.

The cause of death was never ­established, and a coroner recorded an open verdict following four conflicting pathologist’s reports.

Barrymore was arrested on suspicion of rape and serious sexual assault in 2007 along with two others, but he was never charged.

The former chat show host launched a high court damages suit for £2.4m over the harm done to his reputation and loss of earnings.

He was offered a nominal sum after Essex Police won an appeal.

Barrymore invited Lubbock back to his home for a private party after meeting him at the Millennium Nightclub in March 2001.

Seven people, including Lubbock, joined Barrymore back at his five-bedroom home.

Three witnesses, including Barrymore, claimed Lubbock was found motionless in the swimming pool hours later.

The Channel 4 documentary will air the 999 call made after he was found in the pool.

Lubbock’s family still campaigns for justice and his father Terry, 74, still has hope.

He told The Daily Telegraph: “I’ve had four strokes. That’s why I’m in here.

“I have to pee in a bag. I’ve got prostate cancer.

“This country, you’ve always depended on justice, but I’ve never had justice. I’ve still not got justice. My life’s gone, it’s gone.

“I blame the justice system of this country, because it’s taken nearly 19 years for me to start, hopefully, to see some justice.”

Michael poured out his heart on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories and confessed he now lives the life of a recluse, with his Jack Russell, Dave, his only companion.

He apologised for the first time over the death of party guest Stuart Lubbock in his pool and admitted: “I f***ed up.”

In a tearful and emotional interview, Michael said: “I could not be more sad. I could not be more sorry that this event took place.

“It was at my house and they don’t have all the answers to how he got these injuries. I could not be more sad or sorry if I have to be for the rest of my life.

“Of course it goes through my head and I want things different. I wish I could change it for them.

“I fed up. What more do you want? I fed up.

“I’m sorry. I could not be more sorry. I’m sorry for swearing. I do apologise. I’ve never swore in front of an audience.

“I was responsible for allowing people to come back to my house and to go out to the pool. All of them were . . . there were no children. Stuart was 31. You assume they was capable of looking after themselves.”

Essex Police said told The Sunday People: “The passing of time can mean loyalties change and we would urge anyone who now wishes to come forward to us with information about Stuart’s death, to do so.

“It’s never too late to do the right thing.”

The Sun Online contacted Barrymore’s representatives for comment.

Barrymore: Body In The Pool, Channel 4, Thursday, 9pm.



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