Cody Fisher: Murder arrests over Birmingham nightclub stabbing

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Desk report: Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was stabbed to death on a nightclub dancefloor in Birmingham.

Cody Fisher, 23, who was a non-league footballer and school sports coach, was attacked at The Crane nightclub, just before midnight on Boxing Day.

Paying tribute, his family said his death had “broken our hearts”.

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Birmingham just after midnight. A second man, 21, was arrested in London.

The incident happened just before 23:45 GMT at the club, on Adderley Street, Digbeth, where police believe he was approached by a group before being stabbed.

West Midlands Police said it had been pleased with the public response and had received photos and statements which were helping the investigation.

Mr Fisher played left-back for clubs including Bromsgrove Sporting, Stourbridge and Stratford Town.

Walsall Football Club, where Mr Fisher had previously played, held a minute’s silence before youth team training on Wednesday.

Woodrow First School, where Mr Fisher coached children, said everyone had been left devastated over the tragic and needless death of the “bright, friendly and talented young man”.

“Many of the children at school know Cody as their sports coach and have enjoyed working with him,” it tweeted.

Tributes will be held at a match against Stratford on 2 January, Bromsgrove Sporting chairman Mike Burke said.

He added the event would be an opportunity to “show our love and respect to him on that day”.

“There’s nothing we can say can make the family feel any better, but we can just send our thoughts out to them at this really sad time,” Mr Burke said.

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