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Families look on in horror as young Portuguese stabbed to death in London park

Families looked on in horror as a young Portuguese man was stabbed to death in a London park in the middle of Thursday afternoon last week.

Bradley Quaresma, 20, was knifed in the neck at the packed West Ham Lane recreation ground.

Police and ambulance services were quickly scrambled, but despite the arrival of helicopter assistance, the young man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two young teens were arrested as police appealed for witnesses to come forwards.

The following day a third man was arrested and has since been charged with murder.

Mário Albino Te, also aged 20, was “known to Bradley, and for reasons unknown stabbed him in the neck”, say reports.

He is due to appear before magistrates today (Monday) at which time bail terms will be decided.

Te is described by London’s Evening Standard as being “of no fixed abode”.

The two teens (aged 16 and 17) arrested on Thursday have been released and are due to reappear before magistrates in September.

Bradley has been described by his devastated family as “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”.

According to reports, friends have launched an internet petition to raise €9000 to pay for Bradley’s funeral expenses.

The youngster is understood to have moved to UK from the Alverca area, near Lisbon.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com