The mother of Luciano Dos Santos who was killed in the Southfield Road stabbing last month has released a heartfelt tribute.

Four men who have been charged with his murder appeared in Oxford Crown Court today.

Carla Dos Santos, mother of the 22-year-old, said words can't describe the feeling of losing a child.

She said: “Twenty two years ago the Lord blessed me with the most beautiful gift I could ever have wished for, my beautiful baby boy, my first love Luciano was born.

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“Luciano was a sweet, loving and strong-willed young man there was no other like him. He loved spending time with his brother and sister and most of all his precious daughter which he loved with all his heart.

"Luciano was adored by many, those who know him, know how kindhearted he was, he was cheeky, loved helping others and always had a smile on his face.

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“Luciano was courageous he loved life and his main goal was to see his family happy.

"This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, words can’t describe the feeling of losing a child and I don’t think time will ever heal this wound.”