MKM workers pay tribute to Stephen Foster

Published:  18 November, 2009

HULL: MKM Building Supplies Hull site on Stoneferry Road, closed on Saturday as workers mourned the death of Stephen Foster.

Mr Foster, 53, suffered serious head injuries while on a night out on Friday. His grieving friends said they had lost a much-loved member of "the MKM family".

The father of two was found unconscious, on Witham, by a passer-by and taken to hospital, but died the next day, with his family at his bedside.

Mr Foster had worked at MKM Building Supplies as a plumbing and heating sales manager since the company was founded in 1996.

Keith Eames, branch director of MKM Building Supplies and Stephen's friend of more than 30 years, said: "I am absolutely devastated."

Mr Eames said: "It has been awful coming back into work, knowing he is not here. He was only here on Friday making plans for this week and now he is gone.

"We had a big meeting this morning and we just all had our arms around each other and we were all in floods of tears."

The company set up a book of condolence for MKM employees and customers. The firm has also set up a collection for his two children, James, 19, and Danielle, 21.

Mr Eames said: "I am sure there will be scores of people who want to make a donation in his memory."

Mr Foster had worked in the building industry since leaving school, first in ironmongery and later, as a sales representative.

A man has been charged with manslaughter and remanded in custody until a hearing at Hull Crown Court next week in connection with his death.

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