Third man arrested on suspicion of murdering Cody Fisher in Birmingham nightclub
The police have now arrested seven people in connection with the Boxing Day stabbing at Crane
A third man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering 23-year-old Cody Fisher after he was stabbed to death in Crane nightclub in Digbeth.
The 22-year-old was arrested at 3am this morning (29th December) in London where he will be questioned over the killing of Cody in the Birmingham nightclub.
The police have now arrested seven people in connection with the stabbing, the remaining four have all been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Two were arrested yesterday in London, whilst the other two were arrested this morning in the city.
23-year-old Cody Fisher was attacked on the dance floor of Crane shortly before midnight on Boxing Day.
He was pronounced dead at the scene of the club, 3o minutes after the attack took place.
A post mortem completed yesterday confirmed that the footballer and school sports coach had died of a stab wound.
Police also confirmed a knife has been recovered as part of its investigation.
Today’s third murder arrest comes after West Midlands Police arrested two other suspects on suspicion of murder yesterday, a 22-year-old in Birmingham and a 21-year-old in London.
Leading the investigation, DCI Ian Ingram, from West Midland Police’s Homicide team said: “We now have seven people in custody and continue to build a picture of the events that led to the tragic loss of this young man’s life.
“People are continuing to come forward with information, but I still want to hear from anyone who has not yet got in touch with us.
“If you have footage that we have not yet seen, or you know what may have happened in the lead up to Boxing Day’s awful events, I’d urge you to do the right thing and speak to us right now.
“We are determined to get answers and justice for Cody’s friends and family, and won’t stop until that happens.
“We are keeping them updated with developments as they happen, and continue to support them through this awful time.”
Paying tribute to Cody, his family said: “They have broken our hearts; I have lost my best friend. My family and I are asking for privacy and respectfulness at this heart-breaking time.”
Cody, who played non-league football for Bromsgrove Sporting FC, also coached children at a nearby local school.
In a statement, Woodrow First School said: “Everyone is devastated today to hear of the tragic and needless death of this bright, friendly and talented young man.
“Many of the children at school know Cody as their sports coach and have enjoyed working with him.”
Featured image credit via SWNS.
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