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Arrest in David Ross murder investigation

Victim: David Ross

Police investigating the murder of Corby busnessman David Ross have arrested a 39-year0old man.

Officers from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit also carried out a number of search warrants at addresses in Corby and Market Harborough, yesterday in connection with the investigation.

Mr Ross, 39, known as Les, died as a result of an assault and was found on 17th December 2012.

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Fresh information in Corby murder hunt

Victim: David 'Les' Ross

Police investigating the murder of Corby murder victim David 'Les' Ross have revealed new information in connection with the case.

Detectives say a member of the public challenged a number of youths in Chelveston Drive outside Mr Ross's home.

The burglary occurred between 10pm and midnight on the evening of Friday 14 December last year, three days before the body of Mr Ross was discovered at the Village Inn Express hotel in the town.

It is thought the member of the public challenged the youths late that same evening.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin said: "We have received information that a man was heard challenging a number of youths in the street outside Les's home around the time of the burglary.

"This man has not come forward, so we can not say why he was challenging the youths."

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police's murder incident room on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Man arrested burglary at murder victim's home

Victim: David Ross
Victim: David Ross

A 22-year-old man from Corby has been arrested in connection with a burglary at a home belonging to a murder victim.

The burglary happened overnight on 14 December at Chelveston Drive in Corby, at the home of David Ross.

Mr Ross, known as Les, was found dead in a room in the town's Village Express Hotel two days later.

A man is currently being held in custody and is being questioned by officers who are investigating both the burglary and murder.

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