THE terminally-ill father of tragic Stuart Lubbock has told cops he "doesn't want to know" the name of the man arrested on suspicion of murdering his son.
Terry Lubbock, 76, says he will 'fight with his last breath' to get justice for his son – but admitted: "It's killing me."
He spoke out after cops announced they've made an arrest, two decades after Stuart's body was found in Michael Barrymore's swimming pool.
At the time, the entertainer was one of the biggest celebs in the UK.
“After 20 years this is all killing me," Mr Lubbock said.
“The police phoned me yesterday at 5pm and said they would like to see me, but I told them to speak with my barrister.
“I talked to their top man this morning – I think it was the lead detective.
“I didn’t ask them who has been arrested.
"I didn't want to know who.
"I said, ‘Don’t tell me, tell my barrister’, so they didn't tell me."
Terry, who may only have months left to live, said: “I have too much going on, this is killing me.
“I’ve not got long left now, the cancer is through my body and I can’t do anything about it.
“I’m just pleased there’s been an arrest. I just want justice for my boy, that’s all I’ve ever wanted.”
And he admitted: "There's just so much going on in my head.
"I can't get my head around it.
"Of course I'm happy. Of course this is good news.
"But it's been 20 years."
He added: “I’ve always said I will continue to fight for justice until my last breath and that’s what I’m doing still.
"I’m extremely ill with cancer, I’ve only got weeks to live.
"But I won’t give up on Stuart until I die.”
Police are currently quizzing a 50-year-old on suspicion of sexual assault and murder, almost 20 years after Stuart's death on March 31, 2001.
The factory supervisor and dad-of-two from Harlow was just 31 when he died.
A post-mortem examination revealed he had taken a cocktail of drugs at the party including cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamine, and he also had alcohol in his system.
He also suffered severe internal injuries that suggested he was sexually assaulted.
Mr Barrymore and two other men were later arrested, but to date, no one has been charged over the death.
The entertainer, now 67, has continuously denied any wrongdoing.
He sued Essex Police, claiming a wrongful arrest cost him £2.5million in lost earnings, but Court of Appeal judges determined he should get nominal damages.
Last year, Mr Barrymore said he wanted another investigation into Mr Lubbock's death by a new police force.
He told Good Morning Britain he is going through "pain and agony".
He also criticised Channel 4 over a programme aired last year called Barrymore: The Body In The Pool, which he described as "vile and vicious".
The entertainer said of the other people at his house on the night Mr Lubbock died: "I've never seen them since that day.
"I haven't got a number for them, nothing."
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