Police issue appeal for help to catch Sheffield prostitute’s killer

Michaela Hague Murder'10th Anniversary Press Conference'Michaela Hagues partner Mick Holmes glances across at an E-fit picture of the suspected murdere as Det Sup Lisa Ray speaks at a press conference marking the 10th anniversary of her murder on 5th November 2001
Michaela Hague Murder'10th Anniversary Press Conference'Michaela Hagues partner Mick Holmes glances across at an E-fit picture of the suspected murdere as Det Sup Lisa Ray speaks at a press conference marking the 10th anniversary of her murder on 5th November 2001
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Detectives investigating the murder of a Sheffield prostitute 12 years ago have issued a new appeal to help catch the killer.

Michaela Hague was stabbed to death on Bonfire Night 2001, but her attacker remains at large.

The 25-year-old mother-of-one, from Pitsmoor, was picked up from Bower Street in the city’s red light district and murdered on a remote car park at Spitalfields.

Detective Superintendent Lisa Ray, who is leading the hunt for the killer, said: “A major investigation room was set up after the incident and teams of detectives worked tremendously hard, including having a reconstruction featured on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme. Despite all this, Michaela’s murder remains undetected.

“I still believe the answer to this crime lies within the local community, though the perpetrator may have moved elsewhere.

“Someone, somewhere, must know something. Bonfire Night is a memorable event in the year’s calendar.

“Please cast your mind back to that evening and let us know if there’s any scrap of information that will help the enquiry.

“We are always looking for that extra vital piece of evidence that can help us solve the crime and hopefully bring some sort of closure for the family – and the killer to justice.

“I’d appeal for anyone with information or who was in the area that night or even in the days before Michaela’s death to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

n Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or, alternatively, Crimstoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.