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Alice Peacock

Police arrest third man suspected of murdering footballer Cody Fisher in night club

A third man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of footballer Cody Fisher, who was stabbed to death in a Birmingham nightclub on Boxing Day.

The 22-year-old suspect was held in London just before 3am on Thursday and would be questioned over the killing of Cody, West Midlands Police said.

Cody was was stabbed on the dance floor of the Crane nightclub on Adderley Street in Digbeth just before midnight on 26 December.

"Four other people have also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender," the police force added.

"Two were held in London yesterday, and two were held in the capital this morning."

Police were still appealing for anyone who saw or recorded what happened to get in touch with their detectives.

Floral tributes lay outside the Crane night club in Digbeth (Getty Images)

Police said a post mortem held yesterday confirmed that the 23-year-old had died of a stab wound.

A knife had now been recovered as part of the investigation.

DCI Ian Ingram, leading the investigation, said on Thursday: “We now have seven people in custody and continue to build a picture of the events that led to the tragic loss of this young man’s life.

“People are continuing to come forward with information, but I still want to hear from anyone who has not yet got in touch with us.

“If you have footage that we have not yet seen, or you know what may have happened in the lead up to Boxing Day’s awful events, I’d urge you to do the right thing and speak to us right now.

Police outside the venue on Wednesday (Getty Images)

“We are determined to get answers and justice for Cody’s friends and family, and won’t stop until that happens.

“We are keeping them updated with developments as they happen, and continue to support them through this awful time.”

In another development, West Midlands Police had applied to Birmingham City Council for the Crane’s license to be reviewed.

Licensing officers will be asking for immediate measures to be put in place to ensure public safety, and the hearing is due to take place tomorrow.

A planned event on New Year’s Eve has been cancelled by the venue.

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