Jessie J tells of sadness at bottle attack death

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Singer Jessie J said she was “lost for words” yesterday after a father of two died following a bottle attack at a star-studded party.

The Brit Award-winner performed at the function hosted by smartphone company BlackBerry before Phillip Sherriff, 37, was fatally wounded. He died in hospital yesterday morning after a four-day battle to save his life.

In a Twitter posting, the chart star wrote: “I am lost for words.

“All I can say is my thoughts, love and respects are with the family and children of the man who attended the blackberry gig last week who sadly lost his life this morning ... So sad.”

Mr Sherriff, a married telecommunications professional from Preston, Lancashire, was rushed to the Royal London Hospital in the early hours of Wednesday morning after suffering a neck injury at the Pulse nightclub. Medics were later forced to operate on his skull to remove pressure from an injury to his brain.

Ashley Charles, 25, a company director, was remanded in custody on Saturday, charged over the attack which police are now investigating as murder.