The third man, 18, is charged with murder for stabbing footballer Cody Fisher on a nightclub dance floor

The third man, 18, is charged with murder for stabbing footballer Cody Fisher on a nightclub dance floor

  • Cody was fatally stabbed at Crane nightclub in Digbeth in Birmingham
  • Kami Carpenter, 21, and Remy Gordon, 22, have been charged with murder
  • Investigators have charged a third man. Reegan Anderson, 18, with the murder

A third man has been charged with the murder of footballer Cody Fisher, who was stabbed to death at a nightclub on Boxing Day.

Reegan Anderson, 18, is the latest suspect charged by detectives in the murder of Mr Fisher, West Midlands Police have said.

Two other men, Kami Carpenter, 21, and Remy Gordon, 22, have already been charged with the murder of the 23-year-old from Redditch.

Mr Fisher was stabbed while on the dance floor at Crane nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham.

Mr Fisher's girlfriend has paid a heartfelt tribute online following his tragic death. In the picture the couple together

Mr Fisher’s girlfriend has paid a heartfelt tribute online following his tragic death. In the picture the couple together

The scene at Crane nightclub in Birmingham on December 28, 2022 where 23-year-old Cody Fisher was stabbed to death with friends on Boxing Day

The scene at Crane nightclub in Birmingham on December 28, 2022 where 23-year-old Cody Fisher was stabbed to death with friends on Boxing Day

The venue’s license was suspended for 28 days after the murder, after police accused “serious management errors” at the venue on the night he died.

In a review meeting earlier this month, Birmingham City Councilors said they would consider whether to permanently close the club in a full review hearing going forward.

Police’s request for review said Mr Fisher died during “a fight on the dance floor” and officers present “described a scene of chaos and evidence of drug use on the premises”.

Police recovered a knife from the scene and an autopsy confirmed that Mr Fisher died of a stab wound.

His girlfriend Jess Chatwin paid tribute to him with a message on Twitter the day after his death.

Three men have now been charged after the death of Cody Fisher, 23 (pictured with girlfriend Jess Chatwin), on Boxing Day at Crane nightclub in Birmingham

Three men have now been charged after the death of Cody Fisher, 23 (pictured with girlfriend Jess Chatwin), on Boxing Day at Crane nightclub in Birmingham

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

A statement released by police, which is attributed to Mr Fisher’s family, said: ‘You have broken our hearts; I lost my best friend. My family and I ask for privacy and respect at this heartbreaking time.’

Suspects Carpenter, 21, and Gordon, 22, were charged with murder and appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on January 2.

The couple spoke only to confirm their personal details and to plead not guilty to a related racket charge.

After a four-minute hearing before two judges, Carpenter and Gordon were ordered to appear again before a judge at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday – with another hearing scheduled for January 30.

The case and several others were listed at Birmingham Crown Court because the nearby Magistrates’ Court was closed.

Remy Gordon (left), 22, and Kami Carpenter, 21, both from Birmingham, were remanded in custody on murder and racketeering charges following the death of Cody Fisher on Boxing Day

Remy Gordon (left), 22, and Kami Carpenter, 21, both from Birmingham, were remanded in custody on murder and racketeering charges following the death of Cody Fisher on Boxing Day

Cody Fisher, 23, died after being stabbed on the dance floor at Crane nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham

Cody Fisher, 23, died after being stabbed on the dance floor at Crane nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham

Carpenter and Gordon were ordered to appear again before a judge at Birmingham Crown Court earlier this month

Carpenter and Gordon were ordered to appear again before a judge at Birmingham Crown Court earlier this month

The Crane has canceled its New Year's Eve event in light of the incident and said it is working closely with police as they continue the investigation

The Crane has canceled its New Year’s Eve event in light of the incident and said it is working closely with police as they continue the investigation

Mr Fisher’s death sent shockwaves through the Birmingham community. Non-league football club Bromsgrove Sporting were among those honoring the memory of their former player.

In a tweet, the club said: “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.”

Footballers for Birmingham City and Hull City observed a minute’s silence for Mr Fisher ahead of their Sky Bet Championship clash on Friday at St Andrew’s.

This is breaking news, updates will follow.

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