Two arrested over 2010 murder of Bristol man Barry Rubery

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Image caption 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 in Bristol and Peterborough. Both were later released on bail.

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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