Welwyn Garden City stab victim remembered as 'great guy to be around' by Hatfield rugby teammates

PUBLISHED: 06:00 27 March 2014

Scott Stone

Scott Stone

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Teammates and staff at a Hatfield rugby club have paid a moving tribute to Scott Stone, who was stabbed to death in Welwyn Hatfield earlier this month.

The charity worker died on March 16 at Little Hardings, in Welwyn Garden City.

Father-of-one Scott had been a member of the Hatfield QEII Rugby Club.

A statement from the club said: “Scott was sometimes a quiet reserved lad but a tiger on the rugby pitch.

“He was a fierce competitor and not one to take a step back in both in life or sport.

“He was a great guy to be around, a fellow tattoo fan like many of our players and an overall nice guy.

“Scott never let an opposition intimidate him and would always be the first to show he wasn’t afraid on the pitch.”

Scott, who worked for homelessness charity St Mungo’s, had an eighteen-month-old daughter, named Ebony.

The club’s statement continued: “With his brilliant sense of humour and cheeky smile Scott was guaranteed to light up a room.

“Off the pitch Scott was frequently at the centre of any practical joke or somehow found himself involved with his silly grin.

“Although Scott hadn’t graced the Hatfield QEII pitch in a while, he will be sincerely missed and will always be considered a QEII ranger and part of our rugby family.”

Paul Dillon, 52, has been charged with murder. He is next due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on June 16, when he is expected to enter a plea.

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