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Stuart Lubbock: CPS to consider charges over Barrymore party death

Stuart Lubbock: CPS to consider charges over Barrymore party death
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Stuart Lubbock died following a party at TV presenter Michael Barrymore's home near Harlow in March 2001

Prosecutors will consider whether to charge a man arrested on suspicion of murdering a guest at entertainer Michael Barrymore's home in 2001.

Stuart Lubbock, 31, died in hospital after being found unconscious in the TV presenter's pool in Roydon, Essex.

A man was arrested on suspicion of indecent assault and murder and released under investigation in March.

Essex Police said a file would be submitted "imminently" to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

The 50-year-old suspect, who has not been named, was arrested on 17 March in Cheshire after "significant new information" emerged, the force said.

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Stuart Lubbock was found unconscious in Michael Barrymore's pool

Mr Lubbock, a butcher from Harlow, was at a party with eight other people at Mr Barrymore's home on 31 March 2001 when he died.

A post-mortem examination showed he suffered severe internal injuries which suggested he had been sexually assaulted.

A spokesman for the force said: "Following our substantial and detailed investigation, we will imminently be submitting a file to the CPS for their consideration and decision."

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