The mum of stabbing victim Daniel Baird has been praised for her part in providing essential bleed kits after they were used following a knife incident inside a city nightclub (September 11).
Two men were stabbed at a private party at Bambu nightclub in Wrottesley Street at around 2.15am on Saturday.
Thanks to bleed kits, designed to stop catastrophic bleeding quickly, the two men escaped serious injury and have now been discharged from hospital.
Southside BID manager Julia Robinson said: “We were saddened to learn of a serious incident at Bambu nightclub earlier this morning.
“Thankfully, Southside operates a late night emergency medical facility, Safe Space, which was able to be on scene in minutes to help, along with our public access bleed kit provided via the Daniel Baird Foundation (DBF).
“We hope that Lynne Baird, Head of the DBF will know someone’s son is coming home because of HER efforts in helping us make our city safer.
“It’s devastating that people behave like this, especially when everyone is here just to have fun.
“That said, we are reassured that we have everything in place to help should the worst happen. We wish those affected a speedy recovery.”
Daniel Baird was just 26-years-old when he was fatally stabbed in the early hours of July 8 2017, outside The Forge Tavern in Digbeth.
His family have set up a foundation in his name and hope to prevent other tragedies from occurring from knife attacks.
The charity’s website says: “Dan was out with his friends having a good time. His life should not have ended in this tragic way.
“Had there been a public accessible bleeding control pack available Dan may still be with us.
“However, there are many other ways for a catastrophic bleed to occur, such as from a car accident or a work related injury.
“We believe that having publicly accessible bleeding control packs in all major shopping centers, pubs, clubs and public transport stations, is vital to provide the necessary first aid to reduce blood loss until professional medical help arrives.
“For the cost of a kit, a life could be saved and their family spared lifelong grief knowing that they could perhaps have survived.”
Police are searching for witnesses following the attack at Bambu this morning.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “We’re investigating after two men were stabbed at a private party at a nightclub this morning (11 September).
“At around 2.15am, we were called to Bambu nightclub in Wrottesley Street, in the Eastside area of Birmingham city centre.
“Two men aged 30 and 23 were taken to hospital and have thankfully since been discharged.
“We are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish what happened, including reviewing CCTV, carrying out searches and speaking to witnesses.
“We know lots of people were inside the club at the time who may know who did this. If you were one of them, get in touch via Live Chat on our website quoting reference 422-110921.
“If you do not want to give your details, call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800555111. You may be entitled to a reward.”
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