Man arrested over murder at Michael Barrymore’s home is released under investigation

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A man arrested on suspicion of murdering Stuart Lubbock at the home of Michael Barrymore has been released under investigation.

Mr Lubbock, 31, had been attending a party at TV personality Barrymore's home in Roydon, Essex, when he died on 31 March 2001.

There were nine people at the party.

Essex Police said the 50-year-old suspect, who has not been named, was arrested in Cheshire on 17 March after "significant new information" came to light.

He was subsequently released on bail until 12 April.

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Stuart Lubbock was found dead with internal injuries

The force said he has since been released under investigation.

An police spokesman said: "A 50-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the indecent assault and murder of Stuart Lubbock has been released under investigation while our enquiries continue."

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A post-mortem examination showed Mr Lubbock, who worked as a butcher, suffered severe internal injuries which he suggested he had been sexually assaulted.

Alcohol, ecstasy and cocaine were found in his bloodstream.

The coroner recorded an open verdict.

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