FedEx has paid tribute to one of its employees who was stabbed to death in a shocking attack at its Rotherham warehouse on Wednesday morning (2 November).

Emergency services were called to the depot in Hellaby at 9.39am to reports of a disturbance.

Upon arrival, Philip Woodcock (pictured), 60, was found with critical injuries and died at the scene.

South Yorkshire police said a post mortem examination concluded that he died as a result of stab wounds.

A second man is believed to have suffered minor injuries during the incident, which did not require medical treatment.

On 3 November, 48-year-old Ronald Sekanjako was charged with murder, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was remanded in custody before appearing at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

In a statement FedEx said Woodcock had worked at the parcel company for 38 years and described him as “a valued member of the team”.

The statement said: “This is incredibly tragic news, and our deepest condolences go to Phil’s family and friends during this difficult time.

“We have offered support to all colleagues who knew him personally. As this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment further.

“However, we are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities in their investigation."