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Tributes pour in for Darren Smith, 50, killed by ‘hammer wielding thugs who tried to rob his Rolex watch’ in Birmingham



TRIBUTES are pouring in for the “caring and loving” man who was allegedly attacked with a hammer throughout a theft for his Rolex watch.

Consumers had been stated to have watched on in horror as Darren Smith, 50, was ambushed by thugs on the Shard Finish purchasing centre in Birmingham.

Police have named Darren Smith as the man who tragically died after being attacked outside a Birmingham shopping centre


Police have named Darren Smith as the person who tragically died after being attacked exterior a Birmingham purchasing centreCredit score: SWNS
The horror unfolded in Shard End on Thursday


The horror unfolded in Shard Finish on ThursdayCredit score: SWNS

Emergency providers raced to the busy space and located Darren with deadly head accidents.

He sadly could not be saved and was declared useless on the scene on Thursday afternoon.

A homicide probe has now been launched however no arrests have but been made.

Darren’s heartbroken household launched a tribute this night, saying his dying left a “large void” of their lives.

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They stated: “We as a household are devastated on the lack of our son Darren.

“He was a caring man and was cherished by all who knew him. He was tragically taken from us and this has left an enormous void in our lives.

“We might ask anybody who is aware of or noticed something, please come ahead and phone the police.

“We might now want to be left alone so we will take care of our loss and grieve in personal.”

Horrified customers claimed Darren was attacked in a broad daylight theft for his designer timepiece, Birmingham Live studies.

One stated: “A 50-year-old bloke has been attacked with a hammer or one thing related for his Rolex.

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“It was loopy, there have been helicopters overhead and dozens of police and ambulances. All this was taking place on the finish of the varsity day.

“There have been children round, its horrible. A blue tent has since been arrange. It would not look good.”

West Midlands Police stated the 50-year-old might have been the sufferer of a theft however confirmed they’re holding an open thoughts.

A cordon continues to be in place at the moment whereas detectives hunt for clues.

The pressure stated: “We have began a homicide investigation after a person sustained deadly head accidents in Birmingham.

“We’ll have an elevated policing presence within the space as we overview all obtainable CCTV and converse to as many individuals as doable to help our investigation.”

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West Midlands Ambulance confirmed they had been scrambled to the scene at round 2.55pm however “nothing extra might be accomplished”.

Anybody with info can name police on 101 quoting log 2653 of 15 March.

Police quickly launched a murder probe


Police rapidly launched a homicide probeCredit score: SWNS


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