Investigations are under way after two men were stabbed at a lap dancing club in Birmingham on Saturday.
The two men were stabbed at Medusa Gentleman’s Club in Suffolk Street Queensway. One was knifed in the chest and the other suffered a stomach wound at about 2.45am.
The Medusa Club was cordoned off for several hours after the incident to allow forensic experts to examine the scene.
Mike Olley, manager of Broad Street, urged revellers not to be put off coming to Birmingham despite the stabbings which took place less than a week after four clubbers were hurt when a gunman opened fire at an urban music event in Digbeth’s Custard Factory on June 13.
He insisted the city centre was almost as safe as a suburban road on a Sunday afternoon.
Mr Olley said: “What has happened is awful but the city centre generally is a very peaceful place to be at all sorts of hours.
“It’s almost as safe as walking up your own street on a Sunday afternoon.
“I have a 21-year-old daughter and an 80-year-old mother and I would be happy for them to go out in Birmingham.
“Broad Street is a particularly safe area because of the way it’s policed.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “Inquiries are at an early stage and the circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear.
“Officers want to speak to anyone who was at the club.”