Fiancee of stab death victim Tom Kirwan pleased as officers return to murder scene

The fiancee of murder victim Tom Kirwan today said she was pleased police were actively investigating the circumstances surrounding his death almost two years on from the tragedy.

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Police at the scene on Wednesfield Road on Wednesday

Officers were back at the scene today where 23-year-old Mr Kirwan was stabbed to death outside what was then the Uberra nightclub. And it comes just a month before five people go on trial for affray in connection with violence leading up to his death.

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Tom with fiancee Jade

There was a very public police presence in the centre of Wolverhampton today, with the busy Wednesfield Road road into the city closed in both directions. Jade Elwell, Mr Kirwan’s fiancee, said: “It’s pleasing to see and of course we’re still waiting for people to come forward with information. No one’s been charged with Tom’s murder and our fight for justice goes on.

“I’m pleased to see the police still actively investigating what happened.”

West Midlands Police said of today’s development: “Detectives were making some inquiries outside of the Canal nightclub in connection with the ongoing investigation to disorder outside of the club leading up to the death of Tom Kirwan in July 2012.”

Mr Kirwan’s murder sent shockwaves throughout the city.

Up to 250 people attended Mr Kirwan’s funeral and floral and Wolves-based tributes were seen by the old Canal Club for months after his death.

His mother Emer and Miss Elwell have since organised several fundraising events in Mr Kirwan’s memory, with Wolves legend Jody Craddock planting a tree and appealing for witness to come forward.