New TV bid to find killer of Corby nightclub boss

David 'Les' Ross
David 'Les' Ross

A fresh bid is being made to hunt down the killer of Corby nightclub boss David “Les” Ross.

There will be an appeal for information on the BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow.

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, Corby, on December 19, 2012.

The Crimewatch Roadshow is returning to Northamptonshire for the second year running today and tomorrow.

The programme, the daytime version of Crimewatch, is being broadcast from 9.15am to 10am and will feature the unsolved murder of Mr Ross and other local appeals.

Despite a reward of £10,000, national coverage of the case on BBC’s Crimewatch programme and dozens of police appeals for information, no one has been charged with the murder of the 39-year-old.

Six months after the killing police had taken 221 statements and spoken to a total of 1,045 people.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Foster said: “I’d like to thank the many officers and staff who have helped put together two programmes which we hope will bring in fresh information on outstanding appeals but also showcase some of the good work the force is doing.”

Series producer Susie Phillips said: “We’re really pleased to be returning to Northamptonshire. Last year the public got behind our appeals for information and called in to help the police.

“We’re hoping they’ll do the same again this year. We’ll have our presenter Sian Lloyd live in the Market Square and another live from a county home looking at how we can do more to stop burglars. There are films on how Northamptonshire Police are leading the way by using body-worn cameras, and we’re hoping our viewers might even help officers identify an unknown man found dead in a Northampton nature reserve more than a decade ago.”