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A man charged over the murder at Valesha’s nightclub

West Midlands Police announced they charged a man over the murder of Akeem Francis-Kerr in Walsall town centre last weekend.

According to the announcement, Edward Wilson was detained in South Yorkshire in connection with the fatal stabbing at Valesha’s nightclub last Saturday morning.

Edward Wilson, 39, from Oldbury, was remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court later.

“We’ve kept Akeem’s family updated with the latest developments as we continue to support them during this distressing time,” a spokesperson of the force said.

“We know there have been concerns around recent knife crime in the town and we’ve been working hard, alongside partners to reduce the risk of violence.”

The 29-year-old was stabbed just after 05:00 GMT and died while being taken to hospital, despite efforts to save him, police said.

Officers’ inquiries were ongoing, said the force, who appealed for information and mobile footage.

The nightclub has been temporarily closed after Vision Leisure, which runs the premises, agreed to temporarily suspend the licence pending a full review.

(Source: West Midlands Police)

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