Second arrest in city murder probe

Victim: Joshua Carl Green.
Victim: Joshua Carl Green.
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A SECOND man has been arrested by police over the murder of a father-of-two stabbed to death on a Sheffield dancefloor.

The 22-year-old was arrested in the Upperthorpe area yesterday morning and quizzed throughout yesterday.

A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder the day before also remained in custody yesterday.

Joshua Green, of Manor Park, Sheffield, was knifed to death at an all-ticket party at the Stars Suite, Queens Road, in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

The 27-year-old had called at the event with one of his brothers at about 2am and was murdered less than 40 minutes earlier.

Another man and a woman were also injured as violence flared.

Although 434 people attended the event, only about 20 have so far come forward to tell detectives what they saw.

Floral tributes have been placed outside the party venue, which is in the same complex as a casino and roller skating rink.

Joshua’s mum left flowers and a card which read: “Love and miss you so much - see you when I get there.”

And family friend Channelle Tucker, aged 23, left a bouquet and card in memory of Joshua.

Channelle said: “He has gone too soon. It is really sad.

“He had just become a father for the second time, to a little girl. He really did live for those kids.

“He never used to go out, he stopped when he had his kids, then something like this happens.”

A card left by his aunt, Margery, described Joshua as her ‘handsome nephew’.

She wrote: “I know you are now in a better place. Taken from us too soon.”

And his aunty Clara left a card saying: “What a great loss. Words cannot express how we are feeling.”

His sister Chloe’s card says: “RIP big bro. Gonna miss you bad. Love you lots.”

Fellow partygoers battled to save Joshua after he was stabbed to death on the dancefloor and paramedics rushed to the scene.

Police are scouring CCTV footage of the night.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, the incident room on 0114 296 3159 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.