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A man who died after being assaulted in Telford has been named

Derek is pictured here with his partner Michelle Beddall Credit: West Mercia Police

A man who died after being assaulted in Telford has been named.

42-year-old Derek Whyteside from Dawley was found unconscious on Monday at an address on Withywood Drive in Malinslee.

He was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

Today, his family have paid tribute to him

Derek was a nice guy, he was loveable and could always see the best in people and if he considered you a friend he would strive never to let you down. He would always be there for you and was very proud of his extended family.

He was a fab dad to his partner's children, very protective, cheeky and loving and always meant well. He was Michelle's world and was so good to her. He was a great brother too.

We can't understand why anyone would do this.

– Derek's family

A 16 year old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder.