Landlord, 44, stabbed to death at Essex pub remembered for his ‘heart of gold’ – The Sun

THE family of a landlord who was murdered at an Essex pub has today paid tribute to his "heart of gold".

Scott Gilhooly was fatally knifed and found at the Swiss Bell pub on Sunday morning.

Scott’s family have paid tribute to the 44-year old, saying: “Scott was many things to so many people, he was a much-loved father, son, brother, uncle and brother in law.

“Scott was very community spirited, headstrong and loyal. He made light of everything, made us laugh daily and had a very unique sense of humour.

“He was beloved by the surrounding community, through his charity work and fundraising.

“Scott will leave an enormous void in all our lives.”

A post mortem examination revealed that Scott died after being stabbed in the chest and neck.

Lawrence Bourke, 23, was charged with murder and remanded in custody after an initial appearance at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday.

He is expected to face trial in November.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death and anyone who has information that could assist with our enquiries is asked to call the North Major Crime Team on 101 or email [email protected]

Officers have also been carrying out patrols in the area and anyone with information is also urged to speak to them.

Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at


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