Party attack death 'devastating'

The wife of a father of two who died following a bottle attack at a party hosted by smartphone company Blackberry says his death is "completely and utterly devastating".

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Blackberry stab victim dies

A father of two who suffered horrific injuries in a bottle attack at a celebrity-packed party held by BlackBerry died this morning, police said.

Phillip Sherriff, 37, was fatally wounded at Pulse nightclub in central London following a performance by Brit award-winning singer Jessie J.

Company director Ashley Charles, 25, was remanded in custody yesterday, charged over the attack which police are now investigating as murder.

Mr Sherriff, a married telecommunications professional from Preston, Lancashire, was rushed to the Royal London Hospital after suffering a neck injury at the club in Southwark on Tuesday night.

Medics battling to save his life were later forced to operate on his skull to remove pressure from an injury to his brain.

But the wounded man - who remained in a critical condition - died this morning.

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