New leads in hunt for club boss killer

Detective Chieft Inspector Martin Hinchin who is leading the investigation into the murder of nightclub boss David "Les" Ross

Detective Chieft Inspector Martin Hinchin who is leading the investigation into the murder of nightclub boss David "Les" Ross

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Detectives are following new leads in the hunt for the killer of Corby club boss David “Les” Ross, a year after the murder.

On Tuesday (December 17) it was 12 months since Mr Ross, a partner in Rubix nightclub in Corporation Street, was found dead with a head wound in the Village Inn Express Hotel in The Jamb in the town.

On Monday Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin and other officers marked the anniversary by talking to members of the public in Corby Old Village and in the town centre and used a large screen to show new CCTV footage of potential witnesses to the murder.

DCI Kinchin said: “We spoke to more than a 100 people and many more stopped to watch the material. One new person was able to identify themselves for the first time and several other people provided details that will assist in the identification of other potential witnesses.

“These were people that they recognised as being in The Jamb at the same time that they were. These potential witnesses will now be spoken to further.”

Police want to trace the driver of a bright red old-style Volvo estate car, which appears on the footage between 5.29am and 5.31am on the morning of the murder.

They also want to identify a man who starts to cross The Jamb at 7.26am. but then changes his mind.

DCI Kinchin said: “The investigation continues to develop. Les was an ordinary man who was struck down at a time when he was finally realising his dreams and making headway in his life. Police do not believe he was the only person who has been intimidated in this way.”

To view the CCTV footage visit Northamptonshire Police’s YouTube page

The murder incident room can be reached by ringing 101 and information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.