Emotional appeal in Iron Acton murder hunt...

Six months after the tragic death of Barry Rubery his grandchildren have made an emotional appeal to bring his killers to justice..

Six months after the tragic death of Barry Rubery his grandchildren have made an emotional appeal to bring his killers to justice.

Barry, 69, was brutally attacked outside his Iron Acton home on April 28 this year. Detectives know he had been out with friends and returned to Crossing cottage at around 10.45pm, he was found with significant injuries the morning after.

Today his grandchildren appeared in a short film featured on youtube to appeal to' anyone with information to contact police.

Grandson George Kelley said: "Losing my gramps has ripped my life apart. I can't understand why someone would do something like this. I know people get angry but they have killed an innocent man, they are evil people."

Teri Dee Rubery added:"Until anyone has actually been through this immense pain they will never be able to understand the amount of destruction one single act can cause. This has destroyed our lives and now we want answers. If anyone has any information we plead with you to come forward and help."

Detectives continue to evaluate and review evidence relating to the enquiry and appeal to anyone who may have information in relation to a dark coloured Land Rover Defender vehicle that was seen near to Crossing cottage on the night Barry Rubery died, to contact them.

Police are also keen to locate a large black pick up truck which was also seen in the area. Witnesses describe it as having a cab at the front and a flat bed with no cover.

Detective Chief Inspector Garry Reeves said:" This investigation is very much ongoing and I would urge anyone who has the smallest piece of information to come forward and speak to us.

"If anyone knows anything about why Barry was attacked and why his house was burgled, please come forward and let us have that information. The smallest piece of information might help me find the answers for the family and I can assure you it will be treated in confidence."

DCI Reeves added: "I need to find answers for the family of Barry Rubery, both they and I are extremely frustrated that someone has that vital piece of information and is not providing us with it.

"I would once again urge anyone who has not spoken to me or my officers to come forward and do so."

A £10,000 reward has been offered by the Crimestoppers charity for any information that leads to a conviction.

Grandson Jack Kelley said: "Time has passed and now I just want to know why someone would want to kill my gramps. I have been going out my mind thinking of possible reasons why someone would want to do this. I don't think I'll ever get back to normal until I know what he had done wrong to warrant what was done to him."
George added: "Six months down the line is just too long. Please come forward with anything that you know. Anything could help so if you have any information then please call the police."

Anyone who may have information no matter how small is asked to contact the incident room on 0117 945 4057 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. We never ask your name or trace your call.