Man, 23, stabbed to death in Birmingham nightclub on Boxing Day
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A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death on the dance floor of a nightclub in Birmingham.
He had been at an event featuring techno DJ Marco Carola, which started at 3pm.
Despite efforts to save him, West Midlands Police said he was pronounced dead about 30 minutes later.
An investigation is now underway, with officers reviewing CCTV footage and gathering evidence as the scene remains closed.
No arrests have been made thus far, with police saying neighbourhood officers will patrol the area over the coming days.
Det Insp Michelle Thurgood, who is leading the investigation, said: "This was a young man enjoying himself with friends on a Boxing Day night out.
"We know there were hundreds of people in the nightclub at the time.
"While we've spoken to a number of them already, we still need to hear from anyone who was there and who witnessed or even filmed what happened."
Police believe the victim had been approached by a group before he was stabbed, urging anyone who was in the club at the time to get in touch.
The force said in a statement: "We’ve launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death on the dancefloor of a Birmingham nightclub.
"We were called to The Crane nightclub on Adderley Street in Digbeth just before 11.45pm yesterday (26 December) to reports that the 23-year-old had been stabbed.
"Despite efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead around 30 minutes later.
"His family has been told and will be support by specialist officers.
"Detectives are viewing CCTV from the nightclub and are urging anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch.
"No one has been arrested at this stage."
Crane nightclub bills itself as an 'innovative new cross-purpose, creative and performing arts space in Digbeth, Birmingham'.
The sold-out Boxing Day event at Crane featured Marco Carola, Steve Lawler, Mason Maynard and Megadon, beginning at 3pm on Monday 26 December.
It has been due to run until midnight on Tuesday 27 December, with last entry to the club at 7pm.
LADbible has reached out to the nightclub for comment.
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