A PETITION launched following the murder of former Stratford Town footballer Cody Fisher will be taken to Parliament after reaching 25,000 signatures.
Cody’s Law seeks to make metal detectors and bleed kits a lawful requirement at clubs and events after Cody was tragically stabbed to death at a Digbeth nightclub on Boxing Day last year.
The petition was launched on December 30 last year and has now gathered the required 25,000 signatures for the matter to be considered by parliament with a date yet to be allocated.
However, Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi confirmed to Fisher’s former club Stratford Town that an application has been made to debate Cody’s Law in parliament.
Since the midfielder’s death, Stratford launched the Cody Fisher Community Fund in the player’s memory with the aim of helping youngsters become qualified coaches and referees.
The club have also retired the number 23 shirt worn by Cody during his time with the Bards.
Three men accused of Cody’s murder will stand trial at Birmingham Crown Court on July 3.