A post-mortem examination showed Mr Singh suffered at least nine blows to the head, probably from a hammer.Think of that. Nine blows. Count to nine, and imagine how long that attack actually took. And how pointless the last six blows probably were...
Police said two 17-year-olds and an 18-year-old were being held.
More than 30 bunches of flowers have been laid outside Mr Singh's home, which is just a short distance from his store.No doubt - when the trial takes place - we will hear the usual suspects bleating about poverty and deprivation, skating nicely over the fact that, while Mr Singh had a 'nice shop', it wasn't exactly Harrods, nor was it in the middle of Mayfair.
One of the tributes read: "In memory of a gentle gentleman."
Another, apparently written by a young child and accompanied by a youngster's picture, read: "You were a nice man. Very kind all the time. Helpful. Shouldn't have been killed."
The tribute finished: "You had a nice shop."
I expect they will plead 'provocation' or even self defence, as if a shopkeeper defending his property is on the same footing as beasts in human form.
Already, the politicians are carefully choosing their words, so as not to upset anyone:
Speaking in the House of Commons earlier, deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman paid tribute to Mr Singh.Gurmail Singh didn't 'lose' his life, you increasingly-useless waste of skin; it was taken from him.
She said: "I want to express my sincerest condolences to the family for what is an absolutely tragic loss of life, an absolutely tragic situation."