Cody Fisher: Two charged with murder of footballer in club stabbing


MANDATORY CREDIT REQUIRED MANDATORY CREDIT: Chris Jepson/Bromsgrove Sporting FC Undated handout file photo issued by Bromsgrove Sporting FC of Cody Fisher, 23, who died after being stabbed on the dancefloor of Crane nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham on Boxing Day. Police have been given more time to question two men arrested on suspicion of the murder of footballer Cody Fisher, after officers were granted permission by magistrates to extend their custody. A further suspect arrested on suspicion of murder also remains in custody, West Midlands Police said. Issue date: Friday December 30, 2022. PA Photo. See PA story POLICE Nightclub. Photo credit should read: Chris Jepson/Bromsgrove Sporting FC/PA Wire

Photo issued by Bromsgrove Sporting FC of Cody Fisher, who died after being stabbed on the dancefloor of Crane nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham on Boxing Day (Picture: PA)

Two men have been charged with the murder of Cody Fisher, the footballer stabbed to death on a nightclub dancefloor on Boxing Day.

The 23-year-old had been on a night out with friends at the Crane venue in Adderley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, when he was approached by a group of people and stabbed.

Kami Carpenter, 21, and Remy Gordon, 22, have been charged with his murder as well as affray, West Midlands Police said.

The pair, both from Birmingham, have been remanded into custody ahead of appearing at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on January 2.

A 22-year-old man who was also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail, the force added.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Ingram said: ‘This is a significant development in our investigation as we seek to get justice for Cody, his family and friends.

‘We’ve received fantastic support from the public who’ve really helped us in our inquiries so far.

‘However, we’re still really keen to hear from anyone with information who has not already spoken to us. Every piece of information helps our investigation.’

The scene at Crane Nightclub in Birmingham on the 28th December 2022 where 23-year-old Cody Fisher was stabbed whilst out with friends on Boxing night (26/12/22). See SWNS story SWMRmurder.

The scene at Crane Nightclub in Birmingham (Picture: Joseph Walshe/SWNS)

The nightclub’s licence was suspended for 28 days on Friday following claims there had been ‘serious management failings’ at the venue on the night of Mr Fisher’s death.

The police’s application for the review said he died during ‘a fight on the dancefloor’ and officers who attended ‘described a scene of chaos and evidence of drug use within the premises’.

Officers recovered a knife from the crime scene, and a post-mortem examination has confirmed that Mr Fisher died of a stab wound.

He was remembered by his girlfriend, Jess Chatwin, in an emotional message posted on Twitter the day after his murder.

Cody Fisher's girlfriend Jess Chatwin said in a tribute that he 'didn't deserve any of this'

Cody Fisher’s girlfriend Jess Chatwin said in a tribute that he ‘didn’t deserve any of this’

She wrote: ‘You didn’t deserve any of this. I’m so sorry this has happened to you my baby please come home. I love you forever Cody Fisher.’

A statement published by the police and attributed to Mr Fisher’s family 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.’

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