A popular Indian-origin shopkeeper in the Yorkshire town of Huddersfield, who was attacked on Friday by a gang of hooded robbers, died on Sunday.

Gurmail Singh, 63, suffered head injuries and fell to the ground during the scuffle at his shop, and died of injuries at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on Sunday.

A group of passers-by tried to prevent the gang of four leaving the shop but they eventually forced their way out after a struggle.

The police is treating his death as murder.

The gang, all in their teens and wearing dark-hooded tops and tracksuit bottoms, went into his shop on Friday night. Six passers-by heard a commotion inside the building and went to help. They were unable to prevent the gang from fleeing.

Mr. Singh’s neighbour Ian Davison said there was a drugs problem in the area. His death had shocked the local community.

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