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Man charged with Walsall nightclub murder after fatal stabbing of 29-year-old

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A man has been charged with murder over a fatal stabbing at a nightclub in Walsall town centre.

Last updated Mar 18, 2023

Akeem Francis-Kerr (Photo: West Midlands Police).

Akeem Francis-Kerr, 29, died after being knifed at Valesha's nightclub, known locally as Colliseum, on Newport Street just after 5am last Saturday.

Despite the efforts of medics, he was pronounced dead at around 6am while being taken to hospital.

Edward Wilson, aged 39 and from Temple Way in Oldbury, has been charged with murder and remanded to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court today.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police added: "We've kept Akeem's family updated with the latest developments as we continue to support them during this distressing time.

"Our enquiries remain ongoing and you can send any information or mobile footage directly to us via this link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/20HQ22L32-PO1."

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