The following is a tribute released on behalf of the family of Luciano Dos Santos, of Southampton, who died on Wednesday (6/3) following an incident in Southfield Road, Oxford, on 27 February.
Luciano’s mother, Carla Dos Santos, said: “Twenty two years ago the Lord blessed with the most beautiful gift I could ever have wished for, my beautiful baby boy, my first love Luciano was born.
“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.
“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.”
Notes to editors
Four men have been charged with murder in connection with the incident. Further details.