Who was Cody Fisher? Footballer ID as the victim of Crane nightclub stabbing in Digbeth

Footballer Cody Fisher, 23, was fatally stabbed on the dance floor of a nightclub in Birmingham, and his grieving family has identified him as their “best friend.”

On Boxing Day, he was out enjoying himself with pals at The Crane in Digbeth when he was attacked just before midnight.

According to West Midlands Police, Mr Fisher, a former Bromsgrove Sporting football player, was attacked just before 11.45 p.m. at the Crane nightclub in Digbeth’s Adderley Street.

The force stated that he had been out with pals when he was approached by a gang of persons and stabbed.

They have crushed our hearts; I have lost my best friend, according to a statement made by the victim’s family that was made public by the police.

“At this heartbreaking time, my family and I ask for privacy and respect.”

Who was Cody Fisher?

Football player Cody Fisher, 23, was identified after he was fatally stabbed on Boxing Night in a Birmingham nightclub. The nightclub hosted a sizable crowd on Boxing Day, according to the police. As part of a murder investigation that has been started, detectives are looking through video taken at the scene.

His family said, “We were heartbroken by them, and I lost my best buddy. My family and I humbly ask for your privacy during this difficult time.

On Boxing Day, just before 11.45 p.m., West Midlands Police called Digbeth’s The Crane nightclub. Mr Fisher was attacked by a group of persons while out with friends, the police claim.

Despite efforts to revive him, he was pronounced dead a half-hour later. The police have begun an inquiry into a murder. Mr Fisher was a player for the Southern League’s Stratford Town FC in the Premier Division Central. Bromsgrove Sporting was his last team.

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West Midlands Police: Statement

The young man who died has been identified as Cody Fisher. They have crushed our hearts; I have lost my best buddy, his family said tonight. In this heartbreaking time, my family and I respectfully request your silence.

A man was fatally stabbed on the dance floor of a nightclub in Birmingham, and we have opened a murder inquiry. Just before 11.45 p.m. on December 26th, we received a call stating that the 23-year-old had been stabbed inside The Crane nightclub on Adderley Street in Digbeth.

He was declared dead around 30 minutes later despite efforts to revive him. Specialized cops will assist him, and his family has been informed. Detectives are looking at the nightclub’s CCTV and encouraging anyone there to get in touch if they are there. Currently, no one has been taken into custody.

According to Det Insp, this young man was having a wonderful time with pals on a Boxing Day night out. Michelle Thurgood, who is in charge of the investigation. In the nightclub at the time, we know there were hundreds of individuals present. Perhaps though we’ve already spoken to several of them, we still need to hear from anyone who was there and saw what happened or even recorded it.

“We suspect that the victim was approached by a group of people, and was then stabbed, so we’re working hard to identify all of those involved.” While police gather evidence, the place is still off-limits today. To provide comfort in the days to come, local police will be out on patrol in the area.

Security checks during the event were criticized

Detectives are reviewing the venue’s CCTV and asking anyone in the area to get in touch. Partygoers lamented the security checks at the event and mentioned the club’s “moody” atmosphere.

“Groups of boys” who were “trying to cause problems,” according to Birmingham resident Sydnee Power, were mentioned. The 23-year-old said, “I and my friends got a pretty odd vibe as soon as we went in, and the environment wasn’t comfortable.”

There were boy bands just about everywhere, and most seemed down. Undoubtedly, many weren’t just there to enjoy the music; they were there to cause trouble.

An unidentified inhabitant of Wolverhampton, age 18, called the meeting a “disaster waiting to happen.” He said of the security checks, “Even though my pockets were full, nobody ever asked my friend or me to empty them while we were out. I had numerous pockets on my cargo pants.

They didn’t even touch me; they traced the lines of my body with their hands, then tapped me to let me know I could leave.

Naturally, you want everyone to have a good time, but as soon as we arrived, I told my friend, “That’s the worst search I’ve ever seen.” Anyone may have introduced anything.

The Crane posted a message on Instagram after their Boxing Day event concluded yesterday night to convey their sorrow and regret over the death of a man. It was also mentioned that the club’s New Year’s Eve event had been postponed.

Police announced that neighbourhood cops would be policing the area over the following days to reassure residents. While the evidence is gathered, they added, the scene will remain locked.

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