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Last Updated: Thursday, 26 August, 2004, 06:14 GMT 07:14 UK
Fresh appeal 10 years after death
Ken Brown was fatally shot outside his farmhouse
Police have renewed an appeal for information about the killing of a man in Barrow-upon-Soar 10 years ago.

Businessman Ken Brown, 56, was fatally shot in the chest in an outbuilding of his luxury Leicestershire farmhouse on the edge of the village in August 1994.

Neighbours say he lived reclusively and some believed he had been living in fear before his death.

Despite numerous national appeals, including a cash reward, Mr Brown's killers have never been found.

Security equipment

The victim co-owned a chain of pubs, restaurants and hotels.

He had installed elaborate security equipment around his 750,000 home, including remote-controlled iron gates at the entrance.

Det Ch Insp Jim Donaghy believes somebody in Barrow could hold clues to the case.

He said: "People do talk, especially if they feel the attention is going off and the police are losing interest.

"That will never happen in this case. We constantly review these sorts of inquiries, murders and homicides.

"So if anyone has anymore information I would ask them to come forward, pass that to me and let us be the judge of that and assess."

Anyone with information should contact Leicestershire Police or ring Crimestoppers.


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