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Author Topic: Investigation after man's body found in Iron Acton, Bristol (29 April 2010)  (Read 2730 times)
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« on: April 29, 2010, 10:13:46 pm »

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An investigation is under way after a man's body was discovered in Iron Acton, near Bristol.
Police were called to a serious incident at an address in Latteridge Road in the South Gloucestershire village at about 0800 BST.
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "At this stage, the matter is being treated as suspicious."
A post-mortem examination to determine the cause of death will be carried out on Friday.
The victim, who lived alone, was found inside his home. He is believed to have been battered to death.
The railway line next to the house was cordoned off and police officers and forensic science teams spent the day investigating the surrounding area.
The track to a local quarry was also closed off and no trains were being allowed through.
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 03:54:26 pm »

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Two arrested over 2010 murder of Bristol man Barry Rubery


Barry Rubery was beaten to death in his Iron Acton home

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Bristol man four years ago.

Barry Rubery, 68, was found tied up and beaten to death at his home in Iron Acton, and a number of his belongings had been stolen.

Two men aged 19 and 30 were arrested on Tuesday evening in Bristol and Peterborough.

The grandfather-of-six attended a dinner at a Bristol Masonic lodge on 28 April 2010, the evening of his death.

He returned home to Crossing Cottage in Latteridge Road where police believe he disturbed a burglary taking place.

Officers said the former farm worker was attacked so ferociously that he may have been specifically targeted.

The next morning he was found dead, having sustained serious head injuries and bruising to his face. He had also been bound with electrical cable.

A Crimewatch appeal shortly after Mr Rubery's murder resulted in a number of calls from the public but no firm leads, despite the offer of a ^10,000 reward.

Mr Rubery's daughter Julie said she could not move on with her life until the killer was found.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 07:42:35 am »

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Appeal on 10th anniversary of Barry Rubery's murder

Detectives are urging anyone with information about the unsolved murder of a pensioner to come forward on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Retired farm labourer Barry Rubery, 68, was beaten to death on the evening of April 28, 2010 after returning to his home near Bristol after a night out.

Mr Rubery was found in the conservatory of his home the next day by a friend.

Police said the "passage of time" might allow people who felt unable to come forward 10 years ago to do so now.

Mr Rubery suffered fatal head injuries after returning from a dinner at a masonic lodge in Bristol. There were signs of a struggle outside and evidence that Mr Rubery had been dragged from his garden into his home at Crossing Cottage, in Iron Acton. His ankles and wrists had been bound together with electrical flex and cable ties.

Police believe the attackers might have been lying in wait because the grandfather-of-six never made it into his home.

Despite an extensive investigation, several public appeals, including one on BBC Crimewatch, and two arrests, nobody has been charged with his murder.

Police are now appealing for anyone who knows who was involved in Mr Rubery's death, or saw anything suspicious around his home in the days and weeks before he died, to get in touch.

Senior Investigating Officer Andy Mott said: "There will be people out there who know who was responsible for Barry's murder and I'd urge them to come forward, for the sake of his family, to tell us what they know. The passage of time may allow you to speak up now when you couldn't before. Please take this opportunity and do the right thing."

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"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
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