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Funeral of shop worker stabbed at Aldi superstore in Skipton will ‘celebrate her life’

The front of an order of service ahead of the funeral of shop worker Jodie Willsher. PIC: PA
The front of an order of service ahead of the funeral of shop worker Jodie Willsher. PIC: PA

The family of a shop worker who was stabbed to death as she worked in a supermarket have promised her funeral will be a celebration of her life.

Jodie Willsher, 30, died after she was attacked in the Aldi supermarket in Skipton, North Yorkshire, on December 21.

Her funeral is taking place today (Jan 10) at Christ Church, in the town.

Mrs Willsher’s husband, Malcolm, has asked those attending to wear something pink to help remember her and promised the service will be a celebration of his wife’s life.

Mrs Willsher suffered multiple serious injuries and died at the Keighley Road store, where she worked, when she was attacked at about 3.30pm, four days before Christmas.

Customers pinned down a suspect until police arrived.

Her husband has described her as “lovely and warm”, adding: “She was amazing, beautiful and a lovely person. She was a doting mother and a loving wife.”

* Neville Hord, 44, has appeared in court accused of Mrs Willsher’s murder. Hord is due to appear again at Bradford Crown Court on January 26.