A PETITION to make bleed kits and metal detectors mandatory in nightclubs after the death of a Redditch footballer is set to be heard by Parliament.

More than 25,000 people have signed a petition for Cody’s Law after 23-year-old Cody Fisher was killed in a Birmingham nightclub on Boxing Day last year.

The tragic incident happened shortly before midnight at the Crane nightclub in Digbeth when Cody, who was enjoying a night out with friends which included several teammates from Stratford Town FC, was fatally stabbed on the dancefloor.

Since then, the nightclub has closed down due to ‘serious management failings’.

Cody worked as a sports coach visiting several schools in the area including Wood First School and Nursery in Redditch and played for many local teams including Bromsgrove Sporting, Stourbridge FC and Kidderminster Harriers’ Academy.

Stratford Town FC tweeted that although the petition won’t bring Cody back but ‘may save another young man or woman’.

The club also tweeted that Stratford’s MP Nadim Zahawi confirmed an application has been made to debate Cody’s Law in Parliament and the club is waiting for an allocation date.

Three men Kami Carpenter,21, of Cofton Park Drive, Birmingham; Remy Gordon, 22 and Reegan Anderson,18, both of no fixed address are set to appear on trial accused of murder on Monday, July 3 at Birmingham Crown Court.

To sign the petition visit: https://www.change.org/p/cody-s-law-make-metal-detectors-and-bleed-kits-law-for-clubs-and-events.