TRIBUTES have been paid to Sheriff Mbye who died after being stabbed in Northfield on Friday night (April 17).
A wall of flowers has been created on railings near to where the 19-year-old was attacked in the town centre.
And, added to those floral tributes, were tealight candles spelling out ‘Spin’ – in reference to the teenager’s nickname – and a banner which read: ‘Big Spin You already know GBNF’ (Gone but not forgotten), along with his birth and death date – ‘16.1.1996 – 17.4.2015’.
Among the words on the floral tributes were ‘Thoughts are with your family at this very sad time. Love from all the staff at Chandas Primary School’ and ‘Spin, I will love and miss you but we will meet again. Love Tee’.
Another added: “You were a real person with a big heart. Love for you forever man. Gunna keep it real for ya. Belinda xxx.”
There was also a card with a printed eight-line poem expressing the feelings of loss – that was headed up: ‘To a beloved son’.
Facebook tribute pages have also been set up in his memory.
One piece read: “Sheriff was a gentle giant and Birmingham and the Gambian community has lost a fine young man.”
Several tributes on there stated: “May his gentle soul rest in peace,” while another read: “R.I.P Sheriff such a lovely young lad watched you grow up while we lived next door to you & your parents took far too soon I’m still in shock and thinking of your family everyday XxXx.”
Search for ‘Sheriff Mbye Memorial Page’ on Facebook to find out more.
Rakeem Riley, 18, of no fixed address, and Omar Robinson, 21, of Rann Close, Ladywood, both appeared in court yesterday (Tuesday) having been charged with murder.