Reading stabbing victim was "a precious soul"

Yannick Cupido

The family of a man stabbed to death in Reading say he was "charismatic with a heart of gold". 

Yannick Cupido, who was 24, was killed in an incident in Managua close in Caversham on Sunday.

28 year-old O'Neal Joseph has been charged with his murder.

Yannick, who was born in Cape Town, joined his family in Britain two and a half years ago. They say "they will hold onto the beautiful memories of him."

He was such an introverted boy that loved being around his family. He was my rock, he was steadfast, serene and I trusted him with my whole heart.

Family statement
Yannick Cupido

His family want to thank the community for all of their dedications to Yannick. Although the family have found it hard to open the door, they can see what Yannick meant to the community and want to thank them for the love, the flowers, the brownies, the cards and all the condolence messages they have received. Yannick will always be much loved and dearly missed by his close family and friends.

Family statement