Police name Birmingham man killed in Digbeth stabbing

Police have named a man who was stabbed to death in Digbeth.

Daniel Baird

Daniel Baird

Daniel Baird, 26 and from Birmingham, died after the incident outside The Forge Tavern in the early hours of Saturday morning (July 8th).

Another man who was also stabbed is receiving treatment in hospital.

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison has urged any witnesses to come forward.

“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,” he said.

“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.. 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.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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