Unsolved murder of Sheffield prostitute ‘under continuous review,’ say police

The unsolved murder of a Sheffield prostitute stabbed to death in Sheffield 17 years ago is ‘under continuous review,’ according to South Yorkshire Police.

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Michaela Hague, aged 25, was stabbed 19 times in her back and neck by a punter who picked her up for sex on Bonfire Night, 2001.

Michaela Hague

Michaela Hague

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With the 17th anniversary of the murder approaching next week, South Yorkshire Police said today that the case ‘remains under review, as are all the force’s other undetected homicide investigations’.

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The force said that any new ‘information or intelligence’ about a case ‘will always be assessed and investigated wherever possible’.

Michaela, a mum-of-one from Pitsmoor, was attacked after being picked off Corporation Street, where she was plying her trade, and driven to a car park on nearby Spitalfields, off Nursery Street.

Another sex worker raised the alarm and the first police officer at the scene, PC Richard Twigg, managed to get a description of the attacker from Michaela before she died.

She said her attacker was white, clean-shaven and wore a wedding ring.

He was around 38 years old, 6ft tall and was wearing a blue fleece and glasses.

Nobody has ever been charged over the death.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.