Philip Sherriff: Jessie J gig stabbing victim 'was perfect father'

Philip Sherriff
Image caption Philip Sherriff was described as a "perfect husband and father"

The family of a man killed at a club where singer Jessie J was performing have described him as "the most genuine and generous man you could meet".

Father-of-two Philip Sherriff, 37, from Preston, Lancashire, was attacked with a bottle in Pulse nightclub, Southwark, on 4 April.

A post-mortem examination found he died from a stab wound to the neck.

Ashley Charles, 25, of Leicester, was charged with attempted murder before Mr Sherriff died.

Police are now treating the case as a murder investigation.

Mr Sherriff's family said in a statement: "Phil was the most genuine, likeable and generous man you could ever hope to meet.

"He was a perfect husband, son and father to our daughter, aged eight, and son, aged five.

"His death is completely and utterly devastating."

Earlier Jessie J expressed her shock, writing on Twitter: "All I can say is my thoughts, love and respects are with the family and children of the man who attended the gig last week who sadly lost his life... so sad."

Mr Sherriff remained in a critical condition for several days before dying.

The party was organised by mobile phone firm BlackBerry.

After the death BlackBerry released a message of condolence which said: "We are deeply saddened to hear our colleague has died as a result of the attack on Tuesday 3rd April.

"Our thoughts are with his family and those close to him."

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