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Man dies after Boxing Day stabbing at Birmingham nightclub – The Guardian


Police have launched a homicide investigation after a 23-year-old man was stabbed on the dancefloor of a nightclub in Birmingham on Boxing Day.

West Midlands police stated they have been known as to the Crane nightclub in Digbeth simply earlier than 11.45pm on Monday after experiences a person had been stabbed. Regardless of efforts to avoid wasting him, the person was pronounced useless about half-hour later.

Detectives are viewing CCTV from the nightclub and are urging anybody who was within the space on the time to get in contact. Nobody has been arrested at this stage, police stated.

DI Michelle Thurgood, who’s main the investigation, stated: “This was a younger man having fun with himself with mates on a Boxing Day evening out and our ideas are together with his family and friends right this moment.

“We all know there have been lots of of individuals within the nightclub on the time. Whereas we’ve spoken to plenty of them already, we nonetheless want to listen to from anybody who was there and who witnessed and even filmed what occurred.

“We imagine that the sufferer was approached by a gaggle of individuals and was then stabbed, so we’re working onerous to determine all of these concerned.”

Police stated the sufferer’s household had been advised and can be supported by specialist officers.

The scene remained closed on Tuesday whereas officers gathered proof. Neighbourhood officers might be patrolling the world over the approaching days to supply reassurance.

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