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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 January 2006, 21:44 GMT
Appeal over Barrymore pool death
Michael Barrymore
Mr Barrymore is unaware of the legal action
The family of a man found dead in a pool at Michael Barrymore's former home has launched a website appealing for more information about his death.

The Truth About The Death of Stuart Lubbock site appeals to anyone with any knowledge to come forward.

Mr Lubbock, 31, from Harlow, Essex, died after a party at Mr Barrymore's home in Roydon, in March 2001.

An open verdict was recorded at his inquest, which heard he had suffered severe internal injuries.

Police launched a lengthy investigation following Mr Lubbock's death.

Private prosecution

The website has been created by the Lubbock Trust, which has been founded by Stuart Lubbock's father Terry.

The website appeals for donations to provide a "fighting fund" and asks: "Were you at the infamous Michael Barrymore party or do you know someone who was?

"What do you know about the events leading to the death of Stuart Lubbock?

"Were drugs supplied at the party and who supplied them?

"Have you any information whatsoever that could possibly lead to the prosecution of the person or persons responsible?"

Last week, Tony Bennett, a solicitor acting on behalf of the Lubbock family, appeared before Epping Magistrates' Court and received permission to proceed against Mr Barrymore.

The judge adjourned proceedings so he could be informed of the action.

The entertainer - currently in the Celebrity Big Brother house - is unaware the family of Stuart Lubbock is proceeding with a private prosecution against him.


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