Sheffield mum’s tears fail to prick conscience of witnesses

Press Conference to appeal for witnesses to the murder of Joshua Green at Stars and Mayfair Function Suite 'Girlfriend Aisha McNellie speaks to the press
Press Conference to appeal for witnesses to the murder of Joshua Green at Stars and Mayfair Function Suite 'Girlfriend Aisha McNellie speaks to the press

TEARS of the girlfriend of a Sheffield man stabbed to death at a city club have failed to bring anyone forward to help police catch the killer.

Aisha McNellie, aged 28, visited the spot where her 27-year-old partner Joshua Green, of Manor Park, was stabbed to death.

She stood on the steps outside the Stars and Mayfair Suite on Queens Road and wept as she spoke publicly for the first time about her loss, and urged anyone with information to come forward.

Cradling their two-year-old daughter Jadore in her arms Aisha, supported by Joshua’s grieving mum and sister, she said they only wanted justice.

But Det Supt Terry Mann, who is overseeing the murder investigation, said today nobody new has come forward despite the emotional appeal last month.

He knows there were around 500 people in the club at the time of the attack in the early hours of New Year’s Day - over 100 of whom still need to be identified and traced.

It is thought everyone in the club that night was captured on CCTV cameras leaving and entering the venue.

“Sadly no-one has come forward and we have seen no real change in the willingness of others to assist,” Det Supt Mann told The Star today.

“There are over 100 people that still need to be traced.”

Joshua was on a night out with his brother when they called at Stars and Mayfair towards the end of their evening and a disturbance broke out on the dance floor.

Joshua, a dad-of-two, was stabbed in the neck.

Aisha wept as she said: “We need help to bring us closure to this heart-wrenching and horrific situation. If you were there, and have not come forward because you think you can’t help, please think again. The smallest piece of information might be significant.”

Four men, aged between 18 and 22, have been arrested and bailed but nobody has been charged, and the murder weapon has not been found.

There were metal detectors in operation on the door on the night of the murder.

Call the murder incident room on 0114 296 3159 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.