David Ross family’s Crimewatch plea – video

Niall Ross, brother of David "Les" Ross
Niall Ross, brother of David "Les" Ross

The family of murdered nightclub boss David “Les” Ross will tonight make a television appeal for help to find his killer.

Mr Ross’ brother Niall and a friend, Mick Willey, will feature on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme.

Click here to see clips from tonight’s show.

The 39-year-old was found dead in the Village Express Hotel in The Jamb, Corby, on December 17.

He died as a result of a blow to the head.

Mr Ross’ brother Niall said: “There’s no answers. There’s nothing. At the moment we know someone’s murdered him but that’s all we know.

“There’s no closure. We can’t put him to rest. It’s just so difficult.”

It is almost two months since Mr Ross was killed and, despite an intensive police investigation and a £5,000 Crimestoppers reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible, no-one has been charged with the murder.

He had recently opened Rubix nightclub in Corporation Street, Corby, with his business partner and was looking forward to the success of the new venture.

His friend Mick Willey said: “He was one of those sorts of characters. Larger than life and a very, very kind man and you couldn’t help but like him.

“Everything on the horizon looked great for him.

“It was the happiest I’d ever seen him.

“He had achieved a dream, a point in his life where he could move forward and he saw the way he wanted to go.

“Suddenly it was all taken away from him by somebody. We don’t know who.”