Stoke & Staffordshire

Man fatally stabbed outside club in Burton-on-Trent

A 21-year-old man has died after being stabbed outside a nightclub in Staffordshire.

Emergency services were called to Merlin's Nightclub in Burton-on-Trent during the early hours to reports that a man had been stabbed in the chest.

The victim, Connor Upton from Stapenhill, later died in hospital.

Police are looking for a black man with long dreadlocks seen running from the scene in Station Street and getting into a taxi.

The man ran down Guild Street and into Middleway before getting into the vehicle.

Taxi drivers and witnesses near the nightclub are asked to contact police or Crimestoppers.

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