Two men arrested on suspicion of murder over the nightclub death of Cody Fisher

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder over the nightclub death of Cody Fisher.

The non-league footballer, 23, was fatally stabbed on the dancefloor of the Crane in Birmingham on Boxing Day.

Police said today (28/12) that a 22-year-old man was arrested at an address in the city just after midnight.

A second man, aged 21, was arrested in London.

DCI Ian Ingram, of West Midlands Police, said: “We’re making good progress in our investigation and are building a better picture of what happened."

Police were called to the nightclub in the Digbeth area at around 11:45pm on Boxing Day to reports that a man had been stabbed.

Cody was pronounced dead 30 minutes later.

His family spoke yesterday (27/12) of their devastation.

A statement said: "They have broken our hearts; I have lost my best friend.

"My family and I are asking for privacy and respectfulness at this heart-breaking time."

A picture of Cody issued by police showed him wearing a Bromsgrove Sporting FC top.

The club tweeted: "All of us at Bromsgrove Sporting Football Club are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Cody Fisher.

"Cody, was a friend to many at the club and we send our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones."

A dedicated web page has been set up where people can send information, photos and videos that could help the murder probe.

DCI Ingram added: "We’ve been really pleased with the response from the public and have already had a number of witness accounts and images sent through, which will help with our investigation.

“It’s vital that we hear from everybody who saw any part of what happened that night – no matter how insignificant they think it might be.

“Cody’s family and friends are devastated by what happened, and we’ll continue to work to bring them answers.”