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Family pays tribute to 'friendly and happy' man who was stabbed to death

Credit: Met Police

The family of a 20-year-old man who was stabbed to death have described him as a friendly and happy person who was always willing to help anybody.

Bradley Dos Reis Pais Quaresma, who was originally from Portugal but had moved to east London, was killed in a park on Thursday afternoon.

Paramedics tried to save him but he was pronounced dead on their arrival to West Ham Lane Recreation Ground.

Bradley was a very friendly person. He was always keen to help others and the happiest person we have ever met. A smart guy with a big heart.

– Bradley's family

Mario Albino Te, 20, of no fixed address has been charged with his murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Two teenage boys aged 16 and 17 were arrested at the scene on the day of the murder. They have since been bailed.

Bradley had his whole life ahead of him, and his death was both tragic and violent.

Whilst we have made a number of arrests we are still continuing to appeal for information.

We know that the park was very busy at the time with families and children playing and we are keen to hear from anyone who will be able to help us piece together what happened prior to Bradley being attacked.

We continue to retain an open mind as regards any motive and it would not be prudent to speculate on that at this time.

– Det Ch Insp Gary Holmes