Family of murdered club boss in plea for help to catch his killer

David 'Les' Ross

David 'Les' Ross

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The family of murdered night club boss David “Les” Ross have spoken of their loss and urged the public to help police catch his killer.

Mr Ross, 39, was found dead at the Village Inn Express Hotel, bed and breakfast accommodation, in The Jamb, Corby, on Monday, December 17.

He was a partner in the new Rubix nightclub in Corporation Street, Corby, and his death came just days after its opening.

A statement released today (Wednesday, January 16) by Mr Ross’ mother Pauline Taylor and his brothers Niall and Glen, said: “It has now been a month since our beloved David was cruelly taken from us.

“All we ask is that we can lay him to rest knowing the people responsible for this are brought to justice.

“We need people to come forward with information regardless of how trivial they may think it is. That information could be vital to the investigation and help us get closure.

“David touched many people’s lives. He was well thought of and loved by all around him. Although David was actually born in Ireland, he grew up in Kettering, before moving to Corby later in life.

“He had many friends from different places and people who would have cared for him.

“In memory of David “Les” we urge anyone with any information relating to his death, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, to please come forward and help us lay him to rest.”

Three men have been arrested in connection with a burglary at the home of Mr Ross in Chelveston Drive, Corby, a couple of days before his death. The men, aged 22, 21 and 18 and all from Corby, have been released on bail.

The man leading the murder investigation, Det Chief Insp Martin Kinchin, has also made an appeal for anyone who had contact with Mr Ross during the weekend before his death to come forward.

He said: “Given how popular Mr Ross was and his business interests in the area, we are surprised that more people have not come forward.

“We have spoken to several people who have given us valuable information but we would have expected more people to contact us. We are particularly interested in speaking to people who saw or heard from Mr Ross during the weekend before his death.”

To contact police call 101.