Man killed in Welwyn Garden City stabbing was ‘humble and down-to-earth person’

Scott Stone

Scott Stone - Credit: Archant

The family of a 26-year-old Welwyn Garden City charity worker who was killed in a stabbing at the weekend has paid a moving tribute to him.

Floral tributes laid near to where Scott Stone died

Floral tributes laid near to where Scott Stone died - Credit: Archant

Scott Stone, who died on Sunday at Little Hardings, was also branded “humble and down to earth” by his boss.

Scott’s mother, Lesley, his twin brother, Jamie, brother George, and girlfriend Rachel, all remember him fondly.

He had played for Welwyn Rugby Club and later the Hatfield Queen Elizabeth II Rugby Club.

The father-of-one worked for St Mungo’s, a charity which helps homeless people find accommodation and support.

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Before that, he had worked for Elizabeth House where he was a carer for the elderly.

Lesley said: “He had a naturally caring nature. In his previous job he was asked to take an elderly man to see his sister in Norfolk as she was seriously ill.

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“Scott didn’t hesitate. He took him and was his personal carer for the entire trip.”

Scott’s manager at St Mungo’s said: “Scott was a humble and down to earth person with a cheeky sense of humour.

“He was incredibly open minded and accepted people as they were without judgement. It was my great pleasure to work with him.”

His brother Jamie said: “I would describe Scott simply as ‘fun’. Whenever he went out he would always make it a special occasion.

“Trips to the pub would always be transformed by him as he’d always insist on going in costume or doing something else to make it memorable.”

Scott had a daughter with Rachel called Ebony, who is 18 months old.

Ebony, or ‘Bonnie’ as he called her.

As soon as he had finished work he would go to his daughter, bath her and put her to bed.

He had recently bought her a dog and they spent the weekends going to the park together.

His brothers Jamie and George said: “Scott was really close to his family, especially to mum. He was very principle orientated and extremely loyal to his family and friends. He would do anything for them. He was the biggest softy at heart.”

His mother Lesley added: “There’ll never be another Scott in the world and I still can’t believe he has gone.

“He was a loveable rogue and related with people so easily.

“He always defended those who were targeted or bullied, was always happy to help people and do anyone a favour.

“He was on the bus once and he stood up for a disabled person who was being picked on by a group of school children and every year he would always help our neighbours with their Christmas lights.”

Girlfriend Rachel said: “He lived life to the fullest and he always wanted to make every day the best. He absolutely doted on Ebony and he always supported me.

“I tattooed him and he would always brag about them to people. Whenever they asked who did them he’d always say he tattooed himself first - he was so cheeky - but then he’d say I’d done them. He really believed in me and my art.”

Lesley said: “We cannot thank the two police officers who initially attended the scene enough. My heart goes out to them and we really want them to know how much we appreciate their efforts.”

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