Man, 39, is charged with murder after a 29-year-old reveler was stabbed to death at a nightclub
- Edward Wilson, 39, of Oldbury, was arrested and charged with murder.
- Akeem Francis-Kerr was fatally stabbed at Valesha’s nightclub last Saturday
A 39-year-old man has been charged with murder after a 29-year-old man was stabbed to death after a fight at a nightclub.
Edward Wilson has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of Akeem Francis-Kerr at the Valesha nightclub on Saturday morning.
West Midlands Police were called to Valesha’s nightclub, also known as the Colosseum, on Newport Street in the city center shortly after 5am following reports that a man, known as ‘Keemz’, had been stabbed. .
He was pronounced dead around 6 a.m. while on his way to the hospital.
West Midlands Police said: “We have kept Akeem’s family up to date with the latest developments as we continue to support them during this harrowing time.”
Edward Wilson, 39, of Oldbury, has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of Akeem Francis-Kerr at Valesha nightclub last Saturday morning.
West Midlands Police were called to Valesha’s nightclub, also known as the Colosseum, on Newport Street in the city center shortly after 5am.
“We know there have been concerns about recent knife crime in the city and we have been working hard, along with our partners, to reduce the risk of violence.”
Wilson, from Oldbury, has now been charged with murder and is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today, March 18.
Following the 29-year-old’s death, friends flooded social media with tributes, writing of his “humble nature and infectious smile” and that he was “known to many and loved by all”.
“That contagious smile is gone forever, always so polite, humble and respectful to me,” wrote one.
Another added: ‘It breaks me to hear what happened to Keemz. Rest in paradise young king. Sending love and strength to his family and friends.
Today is a sad day!! He is known by many and loved by all.’
And another said: ‘This one here broke my heart, rips off Keemz, my little love from Wolverhampton.
‘Honestly, I can’t believe it, I don’t understand that we literally went out together a few months ago… Rest in heaven, honey.’
Police investigations are still ongoing and you can submit any information or mobile video directly via: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/20HQ22L32-PO1