A 24-year-old man has been killed after being stabbed in a town centre nightclub. The man was knifed in Chicago Rock Cafe in Stourbridge town centre just before 1am this morning. He was rushed to hospital with a chest wound but died shortly after.

Friends and family have taken to social media to pay their respects to the tragic victim. One wrote: “RIP taken far too soon such a great guy life so cruel.” Another said: “Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. An evil world we live in.”

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “Police are investigating a stabbing that took place in the Chicago’s bar in Stourbridge just before 1am this morning (Sunday 6 August). A 24-year-old man was taken to hospital with a chest wound, which unfortunately proved to be fatal. A forensic post-mortem is due to take place later today. Investigations remain on-going and a police cordon remains in place this morning on the Rye Market in Stourbridge.”