Boxing Day nightclub stabbing Horror in Birmingham
Two Black youths charged with senseless murder of popular Footballer
Cody Fisher, 21, a semi-professional footballer and PE teacher, was on a Boxing Day night out with friends at the Crane club, in Digbeth, Birmingham. He was approached whilst on the dancefloor by a group of people before being fatally stabbed in front of horrified Christmas revellers.
Tragically, Cody couldn’t be saved and was declared dead at the scene around 30 minutes later. West Midlands Police confirmed a post mortem gave a cause of death as a stab wound.
Revellers at the nightclub criticised security searches at the event and recalled a ‘moody’ atmosphere inside the venue, where popular techno DJ Marco Carola was playing.
Sydnee Power, from Birmingham, described ‘groups of lads’ who were ‘looking to cause trouble’.
The 23-year-old said:
‘As soon as me and my friends walked in, we got a very weird vibe and the atmosphere wasn’t good.
‘There were just groups of lads everywhere, most of them looked moody.
Kami Carpenter, 21, and Remy Gordon, 22, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on 4th Jan 2023 charged with murder. Trial is planned for 3rd July.
Mr Carpenter, of no fixed address, and Mr Gordon, of Cofton Park Drive, spoke only to confirm their names during the seven-minute hearing and are next due to appear in court on 17 March for a plea and trial preparation hearing.
Tributes have flooded in for the beloved sports coach, who worked at Woodrow First School and Nursery in Redditch.
One tribute outside the nightclub says:
“Mr Fisher we are gonna miss you so much. You were the best PE teacher and inspired me so much.”
Girlfriend Jess wrote online:
“My whole world, the love of my life, my best friend has been taken away from me.
“This doesn’t feel real. I love you forever Cody Fisher.”
Mr Fisher had played for several non-league Midlands clubs, most recently Stratford Town, and was previously part of Birmingham City academy.
A statement on the Southern League website reads:
“The cruel and savage events of Boxing Day that resulted in the fatal stabbing of Stratford Town’s Cody Fisher has brought hurt and pain to so many.
“The League and its board send its best wishes to all those affected, hoping that the pain begins to heal.”
A minute’s silence was observed at St Andrew’s stadium before Birmingham City’s match against Hull City on 30 December
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