Appeal for information on birthday of Barry Rubery

Posted on Friday 20th August 2010 at 8:28 am by SH (Editor)

Detectives investigating the death of Barry Rubery are appealing for information on what would have been his 69th birthday (16th August).

On the evening of Wednesday 28th April, Barry George Rubery returned to his home (Crossing Cottage) on the Latteridge Road, Iron Acton following a dinner with friends. He returned to the property at around 10:45pm and was found the following morning.

He had suffered serious head injuries and his hands and legs were bound together with electrical wire.

Barry’s family should have today been celebrating his birthday at Crossing Cottage; instead they are struggling to come to terms with their loss.

His granddaughter Shauna Rubery said: “Today would have been my gramps 69th birthday.

“Birthdays are very special in our family so I would always go to see him on his birthday. He would love to see us and we would love to make his day special for him. We can’t do that anymore and that makes us all very sad.

“Please help to catch those responsible, my gramps didn’t deserve this.”

Extensive investigations remain ongoing at present to find those responsible for such a brutal crime.

Detective Chief Inspector Garry Reeves leads this investigation he said: “Barry Rubery needlessly lost his life following this brutal crime. We are determined to find the people responsible for his death and we will continue to search for further information.

“I would urge anyone out there with information to contact us. It does not matter how small that piece of information is, or how insignificant you may feel it is, call us and let us decide.”

A £10,000 reward is being offered by Crimestoppers for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Barry’s murder.

Anyone with information about Barry’s murder is asked to contact the Operation Duxbury incident room on 0117 945 4057, or call Avon and Somerset Police on 0845 456 7000 or the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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