Fresh appeal in Corby unsolved murder

Detectives investigating the murder of Corby businessman David "Les" Ross are making a fresh appeal for witnesses on the first anniversary of his death.

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Ross murder appeal successful

David "Les" Ross was murdered in December 2012 Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives investigating the murder of a Northamptonshire businessman say their appeal a year on from the crime has provided potential new witnesses.

David Ross, who was also known as Les, was found dead in the Village Inn Express in Corby in December 2012.

On Monday police broadcasted CCTV footage in Corby town centre of the night of the murder and spoke to around 100 people.

Detectives are now following up new leads from people who were identified in the footage.

Lead investigator Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin said. "It was the first time we have taken CCTV footage out to people on the streets and we received a lot of positive comments.

One new person was able to identify themselves for the first time and several other people were able to provide details that will assist in the identification of other potential witnesses."

Northamptonshire Anniversary appeal a success

David "Les" Ross was murdered in December 2012. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a Northamptonshire businessman say their appeal a year on from the crime has been a success.

David Ross who was known as "Les" was found dead in the Village Inn Express in the Jamb in Corby in December last year.

Yesterday, police broadcast CCTV footage in the town of the night of the murder and spoke to around a hundred people.

They are now following up leads for potential new witnesses who were identified from the footage.

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Corby unsolved murder: Are you a potential witness?

A year on from his murder detectives in Northamptonshire say they believe a Corby businessman was killed because he would not sell his share of a nightclub in the town.

Taxi driver David Ross, known locally as Les, part-owned the Rubix nightclub and was found dead at the Village Inn Express on the 17th December last year.

Today shoppers in the town are being been shown CCTV footage taken outside the hotel which captured several potential witnesses who have yet to come forward.

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Fresh appeal in Corby unsolved murder

David "Les" Ross was murdered in December 2012 Credit: Northamptonshire police

Detectives investigating the murder of Corby businessman David "Les" Ross are making a fresh appeal for witnesses on the first anniversary of his death.

His body was discovered in a hotel in Corby in December last year.

Detectives believe he may have been targeted by organised criminals who were trying to take over his involvement in a local nightclub.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin said. "This has been a challenging case but we do believe that Mr Ross's death is linked to his involvement in the club. That isn't to say there is anything untoward about the club, we believe someone was trying to take over his involvement in Rubix."

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