Sheffield family’s emotional plea to find killer

Knifed to death: Joshua Green.
Knifed to death: Joshua Green.
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the grieving girlfriend of a Sheffield man stabbed to death at a city club burst into tears as she issued an emotional appeal for help in tracing the killer.

Aisha McNellie, aged 28, stood outside the Stars and Mayfair Suite on Queens Road yesterday to urge anyone with information about her boyfriend’s death to come forward.

Appeal: Girlfriend Aisha McNellie makes  plea..        PICTURE: DEAN ATKINS.

Appeal: Girlfriend Aisha McNellie makes plea.. PICTURE: DEAN ATKINS.

It is more than seven months since Joshua Green, 27, of Manor Park, Sheffield, was knifed to death and although four men, aged between 18 and 22 have been arrested in connection with the attack, nobody has yet been charged.

He was stabbed in his neck on the dance floor of the club.

Detectives have revealed that although there were 500 people in the club on the night of the murder, about 100 have not yet been traced.

They also disclosed they have not yet found the murder weapon, which was smuggled into the venue despite metal detectors being in operation at the door.

Plea for help: Girlfriend Aisha McNellie makes an appeal for witnesses to the murder of Joshua Green at Stars and Mayfair Function Suite.

Plea for help: Girlfriend Aisha McNellie makes an appeal for witnesses to the murder of Joshua Green at Stars and Mayfair Function Suite.

CCTV cameras are thought to have captured everybody arriving at and leaving the club, so police know they are likely to have the face of the killer on their files, and enquiries are under way to trace everyone there.

In a bid to encourage anyone with information to contact the murder investigation team, Joshua’s partner, Aisha, agreed to speak about her loss for the first time.

Cradling her two-year-old Jadore in her arms, with tears running down her face, 
Aisha said she wanted justice for Joshua,

“We, Josh’s family, have come up against a brick wall and cannot move forward.

“We need help to bring us closure to this heart-wrenching and horrific situation.

“If you were at the Stars and Mayfair Function Suites at the time and have not come forward because you think you can’t help – please think again – the smallest of information might be significant.

“We would like to thank the people who have already helped police,” she said.

Joshua’s sister, Chloe Green, aged 18, said: “Joshua was a well-loved young man.

“He has two beautiful children who are now fatherless through no fault of their own. What does the future hold for them?”

Detective Superintendent Terry Mann, who is leading the investigation into the death, said: “I want it known that South Yorkshire Police are still working very hard to bring his killers to justice, but to do so we need the help of the people in the club that night.

“I urge anyone who was there and who has not been seen by the police to contact us. Staying silent will not stop us trying to identify them.”

Anyone with information should call the murder incident room on 0114 296 3159 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.