Murderer still at large

Michaela Hague, murdered prostitute
Michaela Hague, murdered prostitute
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A killer who stabbed a woman to death in Sheffield is still walking free - 12 years on from the murder.

Today, 12 years to the day that Michaela Hague was killed, detectives are still no closer to solving the case.

Michaela, aged 19, was working as a prostitute in Sheffield’s red light district on Bonfire Night 2001 when she was picked up by a punter and killed.

She had been plying her trade on a street corner on Bower Street, off Corporation Street, and driven to a secluded car park on nearby Spitalfields.

Michaela, a mum, was stabbed 19 times in the neck and back and was found collapsed on the ground.

When police officers arrived at the scene, PC Richard Twigg managed to speak to Michaela before she passed away.

She gave a brief description of her attacker, including details that he was clean shaven and had been wearing a wedding ring.

Police were also told an old-style blue Ford Sierra was seen driving away the murder scene - sparking a nationwide hunt in which 7,400 people were interviewed, and 3,662 Ford Sierra drivers eliminated from police inquiries.

The murder also featured on the BBC’s Crimewatch appeal but, to date, nobody has been charged with the offence.

A number of reviews have been carried out over the years to ensure detectives have not missed any leads.

They had hoped that advances in forensic technology over the years would help them crack the case, but police have not announced any developments for years.

On the 10th anniversary of the murder Michaela’s partner, Mick Holmes, broke his silence to make an emotional appeal for information to help police solve the case.

He branded the killer ‘scum’ and ‘the lowest of the low’ and said ‘it is time the killer was caught’.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.