Mother of murdered Stratford Town footballer calls for Cody's Law - The Leamington Observer

Mother of murdered Stratford Town footballer calls for Cody's Law

Leamington Editorial 27th Mar, 2024   0

THE MOTHER of murdered Stratford Town footballer Cody Fisher is calling for a law to prevent other parents having to live through the same tragedy.

Tracey Fisher said the killing of her son, who was stabbed to death on the dance floor at Crane nightclub in Digbeth on Boxing Day in 2022, was “evil and inhumane”.

The grieving parent, who described her son as a man who excelled in football and lived life, continued that she wanted to see a Cody’s Law introduced to make nightclubs safe.

Mrs Fisher explained: “I wasn’t happy about them going to Digbeth. I was at the door seeing them off and they said ‘no it will be fine it’s a ticketed event’, and ‘it will be fine’ and you know ‘be safe’. And clearly it wasn’t. It was just evil and inhumane to do that.

“They didn’t know Cody. They didn’t know the first thing about him and the sad thing is if they’d have known Cody, they would have got on with him.

“Cody’s Law, absolutely, you know that’s something else that we’re really pushing for. I’d like it to be that it’s mandatory so that every parent up and down the country can rest that when their son or daughter goes out to a club, a venue, a festival, a bar, whatever that they must have bleed kits behind the bar. They must use body scanners.

“And I just think that would be a fantastic legacy because he would love to know that he’d, you know, he’d saved some lives.”

Remy Gordon, 23, and Kami Carpenter, 22, were convicted of the murder of Mr Fisher at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday (March 25).

A third defendant Reegan Anderson, 19, was found not guilty of murder.

The trial heard Mr Fisher made “unavoidable” contact with Gordon in a trivial incident at Popworld, a busy bar in Solihull on Christmas Eve, which led to him trying to track him down.

Mr Fisher, a sports coach at St Gregory’s School in Stratford who played for Stratford Town and Bromsgrove Sporting, had gone to the Digbeth nightclub with his girlfriend, best friend Dan Vann and others to see a DJ they liked.

Shortly after 11.30pm, up to ten men approached Mr Fisher and Mr Vann.

Mr Fisher was stabbed in the chest and leg. CPR was administered by security staff, but the blade had penetrated the main valve to his heart, a post-mortem examination later showed.

The weapon – a zombie knife – was left in his chest.

Gordon and Anderson were also convicted of affray in relation to an attack after the stabbing of Mr Vann.

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