Two men arrested on suspicion of murder of footballer stabbed to death in club


A pair of men aged 21 and 22 have been arrested by West Midlands Police on suspicion of the murder of Cody Fisher, 23, at The Crane nightclub in Birmingham on Boxing Day

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a footballer to death in a nightclub on Boxing Day.

The suspects, aged 21 and 22, were arrested on suspicion of murdering Cody Fisher, 23, at The Crane in Birmingham, according to West Midlands Police.

Jess Chatwin, the 23-year-girlfriend, old’s said he was her “whole world” and she “didn’t know how she was going to do life without him” after he was stabbed on the dancefloor of a Birmingham nightclub on Monday night (December 26).

“My poor baby,” Jess wrote on Facebook. I’m very sorry this happened to you.


“I’ve lost my entire world, the love of my life, and my best friend.”

Just before 11.45 p.m. on Boxing Day, police were called to The Crane nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham, to reports of a man being stabbed.

Cody was “approached by a group of people,” according to authorities, before being knifed on the dancefloor.

According to reports, the DJ stopped playing and a warning message was displayed on large screens throughout the club.


The victim was sadly pronounced dead around 30 minutes after the police were called despite efforts by medical staff to save his life.

Now police are calling on the public to come forward with any information that may help their inquiry.

Detective Inspector Michelle Thurgood, who is leading the investigation, said: “This was a young man enjoying himself with friends on a Boxing Day night out and our thoughts are with his friends and family.

“We know there were hundreds of people in the nightclub at the time. While we’ve spoken to a number of them already, we still need to hear from anyone who was there and who witnessed or even filmed what happened.


“We believe the victim was approached by a group of people before being stabbed, so we’re working hard to identify everyone who was involved.”

“We are all deeply shocked and saddened that a man lost his life last night as our Boxing Day event came to a close,” The Crane said in a statement posted on its Instagram page. Our hearts go out to the victim, his family, and friends.

“We are working closely with West Midlands Police as they investigate this crime. We urge anyone who witnessed this incident or has information that could assist West Midlands Police to contact them directly.”