The family of a man who was killed in Buckinghamshire have paid tribute to his ‘kind and optimistic’ nature.

Calvin Olawale Babatunde, 48, from Milton Keynes, was killed in the city on Thursday, January 25.

Police officers were called by the South Central Ambulance Service to Fen Street after the 48-year-old was found stabbed. He sadly died at the scene.

Jay Lupton, 24, was charged with murder on Monday, January 29.

The family of the victim have now released a tribute to their lost loved one, describing him as a ‘kind soul’ who lived with ‘joy, courage and patience’.

The full tribute reads: “My dearest Dad, thank you for the optimism, positivity, kindness, friendliness, love, laughter and care you brought to everyone’s lives.

“Thank you for being a remarkable inspiring role model for us to look up to. Thank you for teaching us to live with joy, kindness, courage and patience.

“We are in so much pain that you have been taken away from us in such a manner, at such a young age. A senseless act of violence that you of all people didn’t deserve.

“There will never be another person like you, your influence in our lives will live on forever, and so will your aura. I strive to honour you through how I live my own life, keeping your kind soul forever young.”