Portland stab death son Martin Rusling 'warm and loving'

Martin Rusling
Image caption Mr Rusling's mother said he was a "happy" and "charming person"

The mother of a 44-year-old man who was stabbed to death in Dorset has paid tribute to her "warm and loving" son.

Martin Rusling was pronounced dead early on 28 December after police were called to Park Road in Portland.

His mother Judy Butcher said he had a "wonderful smile" and was "always there for everybody".

Carol Kemp, 44, of St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, has been charged with his murder and will appear at Winchester Crown Court on 29 February.

'Loved his work'

Ms Butcher said: "Martin was a very friendly, happy and caring person.

"He was always there for everyone - being a good listener and helping where he could.

"He put his heart and soul into everything he set his sights on.

"Martin felt very pleased with what he had achieved and he loved his work.

"Loving you was so easy - such a warm and loving person with such a wonderful smile - so many lovely memories.

"Sadly, that's all there is now but they will stay with us forever."

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