Bradley Robert Edwards' life before he was charged over Claremont serial ...

Bradley Robert Edwards (pictured) led a quiet life as a friendly suburban father who volunteered at a children's sports club

Bradley Robert Edwards (pictured) led a quiet life as a friendly suburban father who volunteered at a children's sports club

A man accused over the two Claremont serial killings case had led a quiet suburban life as a devoted stepfather who volunteered at a children's sports club.

Pictures of Bradley Robert Edwards looking relaxed during his time as a volunteer timekeeper at Little Athletics in 2013 have emerged just weeks after he was charged.

The 48-year-old who was well known to the community lived in the humble four-bedroom home in Kewdale, south of Perth, since 2000 with his French wife.

He joined the athletics club to help out while his daughter was a member, but stayed to help out even after she outgrew it. 

A family friend has spoken of her shock after learning the friendly father figure was arrested over the cold case murders just days before Christmas.

'Brad was always very nice and friendly, and my family were taken by shock when we found out about what he [is alleged to] have done to those poor women,' she told Woman's Day.

'Anyone who knows him wouldn't say a bad word about him.'

He was praised for his hard work at Little Athletics - a local club where his stepdaughter competed (pictured shaking hands with former WA Labor leader Eric Ripper in 2013)

He was praised for his hard work at Little Athletics - a local club where his stepdaughter competed (pictured shaking hands with former WA Labor leader Eric Ripper in 2013)

The man has been charged with the alleged murders of Jane Rimmer (left) and Ciara Glennon (right). Both women's bodies were

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