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Barrymore 'sues police over arrest'

Published 08/07/2015

Michael Barrymore was arrested in 2007 over the death of Stuart Lubbock at his home in March 2001
Michael Barrymore was arrested in 2007 over the death of Stuart Lubbock at his home in March 2001

Former television star Michael Barrymore is taking legal action against police over his arrest after the death of a man in his swimming pool, it has been reported.

The Strike It Lucky star was arrested in June 2007 over the death of Stuart Lubbock, 31, at his luxury home in Roydon, Essex, in March 2001.

But he and two other men arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and murder were later released without charge.

An inquest in 2002 recorded an open verdict, with medical experts telling the hearing that Mr Lubbock had suffered severe internal injuries, suggesting he may have been the victim of a serious sexual assault.

Alcohol, cocaine and ecstasy were found in his system.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We cannot comment because of ongoing civil litigation."

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