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Barrymore death visit postponed
Michael Barrymore
Stuart Lubbock died at Michael Barrymore's former home in Essex
Police reviewing a death at the home of entertainer Michael Barrymore have postponed a visit to the father of a man found in a swimming pool there.

Stuart Lubbock, 31, a butcher from Harlow, Essex, was discovered floating in the pool at the entertainer's former house at Roydon in March 2001.

Doctors said he had internal injuries and alcohol and drugs in his blood.

Police blame "unforeseen circumstances" for not meeting his father Terry Lubbock to discuss the case on Monday.

Mr Lubbock said he had been told the meeting would be rescheduled but that a date had not yet been set.

'Unexplained death'

He said: "I am not in the least disappointed," he said. "I have waited five years for some sort of progress from the police. Waiting another week or two won't make any difference."

After the death Essex police carried out a lengthy review but no one was charged in relation to the tragedy.

Mr Barrymore was given an official caution for drug offences and a coroner recorded an open verdict on the case in September 2002.

Police said they were keeping Mr Lubbock up to date with their inquiries which they were now pursuing as an "unexplained death".

A spokeswoman for Essex Police said inquiries were regularly revisited and the review was "routine".

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