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.”