Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed at a Walsall nightclub.

Officers were called to Valesha’s nightclub, also known locally as Colliseum, on Newport Street in the town centre just after 5am this morning (11 March) to reports that a 29-year-old had been stabbed.

“While being taken to hospital and despite efforts to save him, he was sadly pronounced dead at around 6am,” West Midlands Police confirmed in a statement.

The force also said the victim’s family had been informed and “are being supported by specialist officers”.

Newport Street remains closed today while officers gather evidence but no arrests have so far been made.

Detectives stated they were viewing CCTV from the nightclub and believe a “scuffle” took place prior to the stabbing.

A man was stabbed to death at Valesha's nightclub on Newport Street in WalsallWMP
A man was stabbed to death at Valesha’s nightclub on Newport Street in Walsall

“People who were in the club at the time might not have realised what’s happened, and are urged to come forward,” police said.

“We’ve set up a dedicated webpage where you can send information, photos and videos that could help our investigation.”

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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