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The Crane nightclub, Digbeth

Murder investigation launched


Details of Incident

We’ve launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death on the dancefloor of a Birmingham nightclub.

 

We were called to The Crane nightclub on Adderley Street in Digbeth just before 11.45pm yesterday (26 December) to reports that the 23-year-old had been stabbed.

 

Despite efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead around 30 minutes later.

His family has been told and will be support by specialist officers.

 

Detectives are viewing CCTV from the nightclub and are urging anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch.

 

No one has been arrested at this stage.

 

Det Insp Michelle Thurgood, 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 today.

“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 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.”

 

The scene remains closed today while officers gather evidence, and neighbourhood officers will be patrolling the area over the coming days to offer reassurance.

 

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Contact Information

If you are contacting us in an emergency please dial 999

 

If you want to speak to someone contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/contact-us/live-chat between 8am and midnight quoting Log 3792 of 26th December .

 

Call 101 anytime or Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 Or Click the LINK at the bottom of this page.