The 9 Birmingham killers jailed for stabbings in 2022
With knife crime remaining a huge issue in Birmingham, we’ve taken a look at the killers who were locked up for stabbings over the last year
Knife crime was back in the spotlight this week after the Crane nightclub in Digbeth had its licence revoked following the death of Cody Fisher who was stabbed on the premises.
Councillors voted on Tuesday afternoon to revoke the venue’s licence after the death of Mr Fisher, a 23-year-old football player for non-league Stratford Town. He died after being stabbed on the dance floor at the Digbeth venue on Boxing Day.
Cody’s death highlighted the growing issue of knife crime in Birmingham and across the country as a whole.
Lives across the country are needlessly lost through gang violence, with knife crime ruining the lives of families every year, and it’s a continuous problem in our region.
Government figures released in 2022 show that thousands of West Midlands youngsters were convicted or cautioned for knife crimes in just over a decade.
Ministry of Justice figures for West Midlands Police show young people were involved in 3,060 knife crime cases which resulted in cautions or convictions between July 2010 and June 2021, but the true scale of crimes involving children is likely to be higher.
The police work hard to get justice for the families of the victims of knife crime.
With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at the criminals who were jailed for stabbing killings in 2022.