Police name man killed in Digbeth stabbing

Police investigating a fatal stabbing in Digbeth yesterday have named the man who died as 26-year-old Daniel Baird from Birmingham and urged people who were at the venue to contact them.

Daniel, known to his family as Dan, died after he was stabbed outside The Forge Tavern in the early hours of Saturday 8 July.

Another man also received stab injuries and was taken to hospital, where he continues to receive treatment.

Today the senior investigating officer has sent out a strong appeal urging all those who were in the pub at the time of the attack to come forward.

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison from the force’s homicide team said:” This was a tragic incident, where one young man lost his life and another was seriously injured, but we are urging people who were at the scene to speak to us.

“We know the incident started inside the Forge Tavern and have established that a substantial disorder took place at the location which culminated sadly in the death of Daniel. We believe between 60-100 people were at the pub at the time, some of which were armed with a variety of weapons.

“I am eager to speak to all those who were present at the time of the stabbings. Quite clearly the vast majority of people will have been innocent bystanders and must be truly shocked at what happened this weekend. Some may also have been injured during the incident and at this time haven’t reported it to us.

I ask if anyone was in the pub and saw what happened to contact us and tell us what they know −this is their opportunity to come forward before we trace them.

If anyone has information they should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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