Man stabbed to death in nightclub in suspected Boxing Day murder

The 23-year-old was approached by a group of people on the dancefloor

Holly Bancroft
Tuesday 27 December 2022 22:38 GMT
Police launch investigation after man stabbed to death at Birmingham nightclub

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death on the dancefloor of a nightclub on Boxing Day.

The 23-year-old man was on a night out with friends when he was attacked, West Midlands Police said.

Officers were called to The Crane nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham just before 11:45pm on 26 December to reports of the stabbing. Despite efforts to save the man, he was pronounced dead around 30 minutes later.

The man was approached by a group of people before he was stabbed, police said.

Crane Nightclub, Digbeth, Birmingham, where a man was stabbed to death on the dancefloor

No one has been arrested for the murder at this stage and police are urging anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch.

Detective Inspector Michelle Thurgood, who is 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.

Detectives are asking people with footage of the evening to come forward

“We believe the victim was approached by a group of people, and was then stabbed, so we’re working hard to identify all of those involved.”

Detectives are viewing CCTV from the nightclub in an attempt to identify the culprit.

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