Shard end murder victim may have been robbed after suffering fatal head injuries report Police

Police have launched a murder investigation  after a man identified as Darren Smith died in an attack outside a small row of shops. The man suffered fatal head injuries yesterday at 3pm, March 15, in Heath Way, Shard End.

Detectives suspect the victim may have been robbed. However, officers said they’re ‘keeping an open mind’ around the motive for the assault.

The man, whose family have been informed, was given advanced life support at the scene but was sadly pronounced dead a short time later. It’s understood no arrests have been made.

A blue tent was erected at the location yesterday. Police remain at the scene today.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “We were called after a man was found seriously injured after being attacked outside shops in Heath Way, Shard End, just after 2.50pm yesterday. The man was sadly confirmed dead shortly afterwards and his family have been informed.

“We’ll be supporting them as much as we can at this deeply devastating time. We understand he may have been the victim of robbery but we’re continuing to keep an open mind around the motive for the attack.


A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson added: “We were called at 2.55pm to an incident on Heath Way, Shard End, Birmingham. Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.


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