Cody Fisher: Teenager becomes third man charged with footballer's murder on nightclub dancefloor

A teenager has become the third man to be charged with the murder of footballer Cody Fisher, who was stabbed in a Birmingham nightclub on Boxing Day.

Reegan Anderson, 18, from Erdington in the city, appeared before a district judge at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Anderson, who was arrested by West Midlands Police on Thursday, told the court he had no fixed address.

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He was charged with murder and affray, remanded in custody and ordered to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday, the force said.

Mr Fisher, 23, who played for Stratford Town FC, was stabbed on the dancefloor of Crane in Adderley Street, Digbeth just before midnight on 26 December and died at the scene.

Two other men, Kami Carpenter, 21, and Remy Gordon, 22, were charged with Mr Fisher's murder and have already appeared in court.

Both have been remanded in custody to face a trial due to start on 3 July, while another suspect has been released on police bail.

The club's licence has been withdrawn in the wake of Mr Fisher's death and potentially life-saving bleed kits are being installed at several clubs and venues in the city.

The equipment has been supplied by the Daniel Baird Foundation, a charity set up by a mother whose son was murdered in Birmingham in 2017.

Like Mr Fisher, Daniel Baird was stabbed to death in Digbeth.

His mother, Lynne Baird, who campaigns for the kits to be made accessible, was made an MBE in the 2022 New Year's Honours.