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27th Dec 2022

Man, 23, stabbed to death on Boxing Day on Birmingham nightclub dance floor

Charlie Herbert

Birmingham nightclub stabbing

Birmingham police have launched an investigation

A murder investigation is under way after a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death on the dance floor of a Birmingham nightclub.

Police were called to The Crane nightclub on Adderley Street in Digbeth just before 11.45pm on Boxing Day after reports that a 23-year-old had been stabbed.

Despite efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead around 30 minutes later, West Midlands Police said in a statement.

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

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.”

Hundreds of people were at the Boxing Day event at The Crane (Instagram/@cranebhx)

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

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch via Live Chat, quoting log 3792 of 26 December.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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