A “FANTASTIC gentleman” was stabbed to death while working at a FedEx depot, while cops have charged a man with his murder.
Philip David Woodcock was found at the distribution warehouse in Hellaby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, at 9.39am on Wednesday after emergency services responded to reports of a disturbance.
2Philip David Woodcock was working at the FedEx depot when he was stabbed to deathCredit: South Yorkshire PolicePolice have charged 48-year-old Ronald Sekanjako, from Sheffield, with murder, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.
Sekanjako has been remanded in custody to appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (November 4).
Mr Woodcock died at the scene.
A post mortem examination concluded that he died as a result of stab wounds.
His family are being supported by specially trained officers and have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.
A second man is believed to have suffered minor injuries during the incident, which did not require medical treatment.
Det Ch Insp Simon Palmer said officers were “working hard to establish the circumstances of this tragic incident, which we know will be causing concern in the community”.
Touching tributes to Mr Woodcock have already been pouring in.
One person wrote on Facebook: “Such a tragic day at work yesterday, the absolute tragic loss of a fantastic man who literally had time for everyone.
“The place just won’t be the same ever again. My thoughts are with Phil’s family at this time.
“No one should leave home for work in a morning and not return, it’s just heartbreaking.”
Another added: A work colleague and a friend of mine for over 30 years… Take the words honesty, integrity, sincerity and stamp them… That was Phil..
“RIP wonderful man My heart, my thoughts are with his family!”
A third said: “Absolutely devastated to hear this. Phil is such a lovely man. Had the pleasure of cutting his hair for years.
“Such a gentleman, kind and always smiling. We send our love to his family.
“Throw the book at the bloke who did this. No1 should go work and never come home. R.I.P Phil x”
2Mr Woodcock died at the scene after the emergency services were called to a disturbanceCredit: MEN Media
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