A murder investigation is under way after a 29-year-old man was stabbed to death at a Walsall nightclub.
Police were called to Valesha's nightclub, also known locally as Colliseum, on Newport Street in the town centre just after 5am to reports of a 29-year-old stabbed.
While being taken to hospital and despite efforts to save him, he was sadly pronounced dead at around 6am.
His family has been told and are being supported by specialist officers.
Newport Street remains closed today while officers gather evidence. No-one has been arrested at this stage.
We’ve launched a #murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed at Valesha's nightclub on Newport Street in #Walsall town centre.— Walsall Police (@WalsallPolice) March 11, 2023
It happened just after 5am today (11 March). The 29-year-old was sadly pronounced dead at around 6am.
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Police were granted extra powers to stop and search in Walsall town centre from from 8pm on Saturday until 7am on Sunday following the attack.
We'll be using Section 60 powers in #Walsall town centre from 8pm tonight until 7am tomorrow (12 March) after a man was fatally stabbed.— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) March 11, 2023
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People who were in the club at the time might not have realised what’s happened, and are urged to come forward.
Detective Inspector Ade George, leading the investigation, said: “The events this morning are tragic and shocking, a man has sadly lost his life and we'll be offering as much support as we can to his family during this deeply distressing time.
“Our priority is catching those responsible. While we’ve spoken to a number of people who were inside the club at the time, we still need to hear from anyone who was there and who saw, or may have filmed, what happened.”
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