A “kind-hearted, harmless” black man who was fatally stabbed in what detectives are treating as a “race hate crime” has been named.
Hubert Brown, 61, from Easton, died after he was attacked in Grosvenor Road in the St Paul’s area of the city on Friday afternoon, Avon and Somerset Police said on Monday.
Christina Howell, 36, of Easton, has been charged with his murder and appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court for a brief preliminary hearing on Monday, the force added.
Mr Brown’s family, who are being supported by a specially trained liaison officer, paid tribute to his memory in a comment released via police on Monday.
In the joint statement, they said: “During this difficult time, our family is heartbroken and deeply saddened by the loss of Hubert, affectionately known as Isaac by many.
“He was a kind-hearted, harmless individual, it is truly devastating that his life ended in such a tragic manner.
“Accepting that he is no longer with us is incredibly challenging, and we are struggling to comprehend and come to terms with the circumstances surrounding his passing.
“Hubert was a beloved member of our community, and we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to those who went above and beyond to help him during that time, as well as to the police for their ongoing investigation.
“As a family, we are supporting one another through this trying period, finding solace in each other’s presence and shared memories.”
Howell was remanded in custody and her case is next due to be heard at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday.