Tributes paid to ‘local hero’ killed in Butterbowl pub attack

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Tributes: Robert Hiscoe

Tributes have been paid to ‘popular character’ Robert Hiscoe, who died following an incident at The Butterbowl Pub at the weekend.

Mr Hiscoe, 37, was rushed to hospital after being seriously assaulted at the Farnley pub in the early hours of Sunday morning (May 5). Despite the best efforts of medics to save him, he died as a result of his injuries. This morning a tribute to him was posted on New Farnley Cricket Club’s Facebook page.

It said: “Everyone at New Farnley Cricket Club are deeply saddened and devastated to hear of the tragic news about Robert Hiscoe.

“Rob was a local hero and very popular character around New Farnley and the wider Leeds community, fondly remembered during lockdown for entertaining everyone “Vera Lynn” style with his nightly singing shows that lasted well into the early hours of the morning until the bottle of gin was no more, raising thousands of pounds for the nhs.uk.

“Rob sung many times at the club, brightening up parties and celebrations with his wonderful voice making the events special and memorable, he also brightened up many living and dining rooms, hallway, stairs, landings, bedrooms and kitchens with his wonderful decorating skills.”

Tributes have also been paid to the Leeds United fan on Leeds United Facebook groups.

One post said: “29,000 members, but lost one, today we lost a friend, one of the biggest Leeds fans I’ve ever known. Raised thousands for the NHS in lockdown and sang his heart out wherever he went.”

  • Nathaniel Philip, 35, of no fixed abode, has been charged with murder after the assault at The Butterbowl in the early hours of Sunday morning. He appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court this morning where he was remanded back into custody and will make another appearance at Crown Court on Thursday, May 9.

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