Jodie Willsher Died from Stab Wounds to Chest and Stomach
Aldi worker Jodie Willsher died from multiple stab wounds to her chest and stomach, an inquest heard this afternoon.
The 30 year old mum of one was declared dead at the scene.
She was attacked in an aisle of the Aldi store, on Keighley Road, Skipton, North Yorks at 3.30pm on 21 December, last year.
Det Sgt Mark Jackson, of Cleveland and North Yorkshire Major Crime Investigation Team, told Harrogate Coroner’s Court that police officers and paramedics responded to a 999 call reporting a stabbing at Aldi.
“A male in the store had been detained by members of the public and the victim was laid on the floor in the store, covered in blood,” said Det Sgt Jackson.
“The lady concerned was declared dead at the scene.”
Jodie’s body was taken to Harrogate District Hospital where she was formally identified on 23 December by a relation Andrew Bradley.
No members of Jodie’s family attended the five minute hearing.
Last week her husband Malcolm, 36, was joined by their five year old daughter Megan and hundreds of friends and family at Jodie’s funeral in Christ Church, the same church where she was married and Megan was christened.
The inquest heard that pathologist Dr Mark Egan performed a postmortem and found a cause of death to be ‘stab wounds to the chest and abdomen’.
Neville Hord, 44, has been charged with the murder of Jodie.
North Yorkshire West Coroner Robert Turnbull said:”I am opening and adjourning the inquest pending the outcome of the proceedings at crown court.”
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