Tributes have been paid to the "beautiful" Stephen Raynor who died from a stab wound in Hanwell on Saturday (September 17).

Mr Raynor, from Hammersmith according to his Facebook account, was pronounced dead in hospital at 11.45pm after paramedics and police had rushed to the scene in Baker House, Nightingale Road, at around 11pm.

On Facebook he is listed as a sales executive at Aditus Audience Acquisition Limited and is a former postman at TNT Post.

His partner Elizabeth Hart-Browne, 27, of Baker House, was charged on Sunday (September 17) with the murder of the 25-year-old victim.

Cousin Shanna Mallett, who described the victim as "beautiful," said on Facebook: "Heaven has stolen a beautiful person from my family last night, tragedy has struck my family.

"My heart goes out to his beautiful little boy and best friend Blake and to my auntie Marie.

"I am in such shock I can't believe it, such a cruel world, rest in peace our angel , love you and remember you always."


Another friend, who asked to stay anonymous, said: "Struggling to get my head around the events of this weekend back home in Ealing. RIP Stevie."

And another person on Facebook, Nadia Carson, commented on Ms Mallett's post: "It's heartbreaking. I'm so sorry.

"He will be missed by many he was loved by all of us. My thoughts are with you all. Xx"

Mr Rayner also studied business at the William Morris Sixth Form school in St Dunstan's Road, Hammersmith.

Partner Hart-Browne appeared in custody at Ealing Magistrates Court on Monday (September 19).

Next of kin have been informed of the murder and a post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command led by Detective Chief Inspector Lee Watling are investigating.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call the incident room on 0208 721 4205 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.