A 44-year-old man has appeared in court charged with murder after a “doting mother and a loving wife” was stabbed to death at the supermarket where she worked.
Customers pinned down a man after 30-year-old Jodie Willsher was attacked at an Aldi in Skipton, North Yorkshire, on Thursday.
Neville Hord appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on Saturday where he was remanded in custody in a hearing lasting three minutes, the Press Association reported.
According to North Yorkshire Police, mother-of-one Willsher died at the scene of the attack after suffering “multiple serious injuries”.
Her husband Malcolm Willsher paid an emotional tribute to his wife on Friday, saying: “She was lovely and warm and always had a smile on her face.
“She was amazing, beautiful and a lovely person. She was a doting mother and a loving wife.”
On Thursday, police credited “brave members of staff and public” who detained the attacker before they arrived.
Detectives have urged any witnesses or anyone with information about the incident to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Please quote reference number 12170227342 when providing details about this incident.