David Ross murder: Police speak to members of the public

murder victim David Ross, also known as Les Ross
murder victim David Ross, also known as Les Ross

Police investigating the murder of Corby businessman David ‘Les’ Ross are speaking to members of the public in The Jamb and High Street areas of Corby today, Monday, January 7.

Today marks three weeks to the day since the body of Mr Ross was discovered in the Village Inn Express hotel in The Jamb, Corby.

Three men have been arrested and bailed in connection with a burglary at the home of Mr Ross in Chelveston Drive, Corby, a couple of days before his death.

On Friday, January 4, a 22-year-old Corby man was arrested and bailed and the following day, Saturday, January 5, two more men - aged 21 and 18, both from Corby - were also arrested and given police bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Kinchin, who is leading the murder inquiry, said: “It now seems likely that the burglary at Mr Ross’s home address occurred late on Friday 14 December, while he was at work.

“In that burglary, his Blackberry and I-phone were stolen, along with a Playbook tablet and a laptop computer.

“It is very likely that this property has now been sold on but we are actively looking to recover these items and I anticipate further arrests will be made.”

Anyone with information about the death of Mr Ross or the burglary at his home should call the Operation Lane incident room on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.