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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.

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."


Two-year investigation ends with conviction of sex offender

George Jenkins as been jailed for nine years. Credit: Northamptonshire Police.

A 58-year-old man from Corby has been jailed for nine years after being found guilty of historic sex offences.

George Jenkins, of Stephenson Way, was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court this week.

The conviction follows a two-year investigation by Northamptonshire Police.

Det Con Kirstie Brooks, who led the inquiry, said: "I am very pleased with [this week's] sentencing. Justice has now been done. This man is a predatory child sex offender who has showed no remorse for his actions.

"The sentencing comes at the end of a long and difficult investigation and I’d like to acknowledge the bravery of the victims for their support throughout. They now have closure and can start to piece their lives back together."

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