On the evening of Wednesday April 28 2010, Barry George Rubery was killed by unknown offenders.
He had returned to his home (Crossing Cottage) on the Latteridge Road, Iron Acton following a dinner with friends at around 10:45pm. He was found the following morning by a friend.
Barry had suffered serious head injuries and his hands and legs were bounded together with cable ties.
The 68 year old dad of two was a well liked and well respected member of the community. His home occupied a large area of land, on which he would rent out storage units. It is not known why anyone would want to kill him.
Extensive investigations have been ongoing for the last two years and a new team of more than 20 police officers and staff remain on the case examining witness statements and information in a bid to bring to justice those people who carried out this crime.
Officers would appeal to anyone who has information to come forward and help.
- Wednesday April 28: Barry Rubery returns to Crossing Cottage after an evening out with friends.
- Thursday April 29: Barry Rubery's body is found with fatal head injuries – a murder enquiry is launched.
- Wednesday May 12: Details of a Landrover defender seen in the area are released to the public.
- Tuesday June 15: A reconstruction of Barry's final movements are screened on Crimewatch.
- June 2010- continued appeals from the family of Barry appealing for anyone with information to come forward and contact police.
- July 2010: E-fit image of man seen near to Crossing Cottage released to media and members of the public.
- April 28, 2011: Renewed appeal a year on from the death of Barry Rubery.
- January 2012: Inquest into the death of Barry Rubery concludes Unlawful Killing.
- April 2012: Two year anniversary of murder DCI Mike Carter and the family of Barry appeal to the local community for information. Image of footprint left at the scene released along with new posters.
Having come onto the inquiry only a few months ago and having met Barry's family I can tell you that the grief they feel is as raw today as it was two years ago. They need to understand why their father and grandfather died at the hands of these people.
DCI Mike Carter
We just need that little bit of help from the public to get through this
Philip Rubery, Barry's son