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Man charged with murder after Stratford Park stabbing

Bradley Dos Reis Pais Quaresma Image copyright Met Police
Image caption Bradley Dos Reis Pais Quaresma was killed in Stratford on Friday afternoon

A man has been charged with murder after a stabbing in an east London park that happened as children played nearby.

Bradley Dos Reis Pais Quaresma, 20, was killed in Stratford Park on West Ham Lane on Friday afternoon.

Mr Quaresma has been described as "a smart guy with a big heart" by his family.

Mario Albino Te, also 20, has been charged with his murder and will appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Two boys, aged 16 and 17, who were arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed pending further inquiries.

In a statement, the victim's family said: "Bradley was a very friendly person. He was always keen to help others and the happiest person we have ever met."

Image copyright Jac Lockwood

Det Ch Insp Gary Holmes said: "Bradley had his whole life ahead of him, and his death was both tragic and violent.

"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."

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