Fourth man arrested on suspicion of the murder of footballer Cody Fisher - The Leamington Observer

Fourth man arrested on suspicion of the murder of footballer Cody Fisher

Leamington Editorial 12th Jan, 2023   0

A FOURTH man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Stratford Town FC footballer Cody Fisher.

The 18-year-old suspect was held in Erdington just before 7am today (Thursday) and will be questioned by police over the death of Mr Fisher.

The 23-year-old footballer was out celebrating with friends at The Crane nightclub in Birmingham on Boxing Day when he was attacked on the dancefloor just before midnight.

But despite efforts to save him, Mr Fisher, from Studley, was pronounced dead around half an hour after officers were called to the scene.

A postmortem report revealed the school sports coach had died of a stab wound.

The Digbeth nightclub had its licence suspended following his death.

Two men have already been charged with his murder, while a third has been released on bail while inquiries continue.

Kami Carpenter, 21, and Remy Gordon, 22, both from Birmingham, have been remanded in custody until March 17 when they will enter a plea. A trial is provisionally set to take place on July 3.

Detective Inspector Michelle Thurgood, leading the investigation, said: “We know lots of people at The Crane were using their mobile phones to take pictures and video on the night.

“If anyone has images from the evening that shows what happened before, during or after the incident, we really need to see it. It could provide vital to our investigation.”

Tribute was paid to Mr Fisher at Stratford Town FC’s first match back following Mr Fisher’s death.

Prior to kick off against Kings Langley there was a minute’s silence and the retiring of Mr Fisher’s no. 23 shirt, followed by the halting of play for a minute’s applause in the 23rd minute of the match.

Youngsters from St Gregory’s School in Stratford, where Cody worked as a sports coach, formed a guard of honour for the players as they came out at the Arden Garages Stadium.

And more than 20,000 have to date also signed a petition aimed at making going out safer following Mr Fisher’s death.

The petition Cody’s Law seeks to make metal detectors and bleed kits a lawful requirement for clubs and event venues.

Visit to sign the petition.

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