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Tributes to Paisley nightclub death man

Fury Murry's
Image caption Football shirts have been left outside the Paisley nighclub

Tributes have been paid to a teenager who died after being involved in an "altercation" with bouncers.

Steven Smith, 18, was refused entry to Fury Murry's in Paisley in the early hours of Sunday morning and died shortly after the incident.

Police said they were treating the death as suspicious.

Some of the Facebook tributes left for the teenager referred to Mr Smith's brother Darren, who was stabbed to death four years ago.

The brothers' cousin Kirsty Warnock said on her Facebook page: "Still in shock. Can't believe you've been taken away from us little cousin, on Christmas Day.

"I can't believe it's happened all over again. I'm sure your Big Brother Darren will be looking after you like before in the big clouds."

'Never forgotten'

Darren Smith, 20, died from a single stab wound to the chest when he was attacked in Gallowhill, Paisley, in December 2006

Neighbour Christopher Horrell was charged with Darren Smith's murder. He was jailed for eight years after admitting culpable homicide.

In a Facebook tribute to Steven Smith, friend Gary Steedman wrote: "Cannot believe or come to terms with the fact that I will never see you again mate.

"You will allways be sadly missed but never forgotten. My heart and dearest symapathies go out to Steven's friends and family."

Flowers and football tops have also been left outside the nightclub.

Police have appealed for information about the death.

Officers said they wanted to know where Mr Smith was before he turned up at the nightclub.

Det Insp Lesley McDowall said: "We know that the young man left his family home around 9pm on Saturday night saying that he was heading out for the night, but so far, we do not know where he was between 9pm and when he got to the club at quarter to one in the morning.

"I am very keen to find out who he was with and what he was doing between those times.

"I would also like to speak to anyone who was in Shuttle Street and who saw the disturbance, or who has any information that will help us with our inquiries."

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