Third man, 18, is charged with murder over nightclub dancefloor stabbing of footballer Cody Fisher 

Third man, 18, is charged with murder over nightclub dancefloor stabbing of footballer Cody Fisher

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

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, has become is the latest suspect to be charged by detectives over the murder of Mr Fisher, West Midlands Police said.  

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

Mr Fisher was knifed to death while he was on the dancefloor at the Crane nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham. 

Mr Fisher's girlfriend shared a heartfelt tribute online after his tragic death. Pictured, the couple together

Mr Fisher’s girlfriend shared a heartfelt tribute online after his tragic death. Pictured, the couple together

The scene at Crane Nightclub in Birmingham on the December 28, 2022 where 23-year-old Cody Fisher was stabbed while out with friends on Boxing Day

The scene at Crane Nightclub in Birmingham on the December 28, 2022 where 23-year-old Cody Fisher was stabbed while out with friends on Boxing Day 

The venue had its licence suspended for 28 days in the wake of the killing amid accusations from police there had been ‘serious management failings’ at the venue on the night he died.

In a review meeting earlier this month, Birmingham city councillors said they will consider whether to close the club permanently in a full review hearing in the future.

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

Police recovered a knife from the crime scene, and a post-mortem examination has 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 he died. 

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

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

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.’

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

The pair spoke only to confirm their personal details and enter not guilty pleas to a linked charge of affray.  

Following a four-minute hearing before two magistrates, Carpenter and Gordon were ordered to reappear before a judge at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday – a further hearing was set for January 30.

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

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

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

Cody Fisher, 23, died after being stabbed on the dancefloor of Crane nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham

Cody Fisher, 23, died after being stabbed on the dancefloor of Crane nightclub in Digbeth, Birmingham

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

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

The Crane cancelled its New Year's Eve event in light of the incident and said it was working closely with police as they continue to investigate

The Crane cancelled its New Year’s Eve event in light of the incident and said it was working closely with police as they continue to investigate

Mr Fisher’s death sent shockwaves across the community in Birmingham. The non-league football club Bromsgrove Sporting was among those to honour the memory of its 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.’

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

This is a breaking news story, with updates to follow. 

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