Police name victim of fatal Walsall nightclub stabbing

Despite the efforts of medics, Akeem Francis-Kerr was pronounced dead at around 6am while being taken to hospital. Credit: West Midlands Police

A man who was stabbed to death at a Walsall nightclub has been named by police.

Akeem Francis-Kerr was fatally stabbed at Valesha's nightclub, also known locally as Colliseum, on Newport Street in the town centre just after 5am on Saturday 11 March.

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

The family of the 29-year-old have released a tribute to him.

A cordon was placed near Valesha's nightclub and a section of Newport Street. Credit: BPM Media

His family said: "The universe has lost one of the greatest of men and his unmatched energy, mindset and love will forever live on."

West Midlands Police have launched a murder investigation and say they are speaking to witnesses and reviewing CCTV footage from around the area.

Detective Inspector Ade George, leading the investigation, said: "Our thoughts are with Akeem’s family and friends as they come to terms with this terrible loss."

"We continue to urge people to come forward with information, a man has died and his family have the right to know what happened to him."