You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Prosecutors to consider charges over death in Michael Barrymore's pool in 2001

Sky News logo Sky News 04/05/2021
a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Stuart Lubbock was found dead at Michael Barrymore's home during a party in 2001 © Other Stuart Lubbock was found dead at Michael Barrymore's home during a party in 2001

A special message from Microsoft News: India is currently being devastated by a deadly second wave of Covid. You can support Oxfam's Covid relief efforts in India, including reaching out to the most affected and vulnerable communities, distributing and installing medical equipment and accessories, and supporting the most marginalised households. You can donate here.

Prosecutors are to consider whether to charge a suspect over the death of a man who was found in Michael Barrymore's pool 20 years ago.

Essex Police said it will be sending a file to the Crown Prosecution Service "imminently" following a "substantial and detailed investigation".

Read the latest news and updates on India's Covid emergency.

The body of Stuart Lubbock was discovered at TV presenter Barrymore's pool on 31 March 2001 after a party at his then home in Roydon, Essex.

A 50-year-old suspect, who has not been named, was arrested in Cheshire on 17 March after "significant new information" came to light, the force said, and subsequently released under investigation last month.

Michael Barrymore wearing a suit and tie: Michael Barrymore was investigated following Mr Lubbock's death © PA Michael Barrymore was investigated following Mr Lubbock's death

Butcher Mr Lubbock was at the get-together at Barrymore's property with eight other people.


Video: CCTV issued of man sought following sexual assault in Welling (Evening Standard)

UP NEXT
UP NEXT

Despite attempts to save him, the 31-year-old later died in hospital.

A post-mortem showed he had suffered severe internal injuries which suggested he had been sexually assaulted.

Alcohol, ecstasy and cocaine were found in his bloodstream.

The coroner recorded an open verdict.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "Following our substantial and detailed investigation, we will imminently be submitting a file to the CPS for their consideration and decision."

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from Sky News

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon