Detectives in Sheffield investigating the murder of 27-year old Joshua Green are hoping for new information on the anniversary of his death.
Joshua, from Manor Park, Sheffield, was stabbed to death in the early hours of New Year’s Day 2012 after a argument in the Stars Suite on Queens Road. He was stabbed in the neck on the dance floor and died at the scene. The murder weapon has not been recovered.
Nobody has been charged with Joshua’s murder despite lengthy police enquiries. Four men aged between 18 and 22-years-old were arrested within three weeks of his death. Two were charged with other offences on the night of the incident while the other two men were released due to insufficient evidence.
Joshua’s mother Sarah Thompson and his girlfriend Aisha McNellie conducted an emotional appeal outside the Stars and Mayfair Function Suites in July 2012, accompanied by Joshua’s young daughter Jadore Green.
– Detective Superintendent Terry Mann, South Yorkshire Police
Despite a significant media appeal in the summer and the investigation team speaking to over 400 people who were at the club the night Joshua died, we’ve still not received that vital piece of information to bring his killers to justice.
Someone knows who did this. There are still people who attended the club who have chosen to stay silent or have refused to help. Joshua’s family and friends had their lives devastated last New Year, don’t let them suffer even more than they already have.
Anyone with information that could assist the murder investigation is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 516 of 1.1.12.
– Aisha McNellie, Joshua's girlfriend (speaking in July 2012)
We know that there are people out there who are not aware that no-one has been charged for Josh’s murder, which happened in January.
We, Josh’s family, have come up against a brick wall and cannot move forward. We need your help to bring us closure to this heart-wrenching and horrific situation.
We may have laid Josh to rest but we can’t rest as we are in torment.
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.
If you are a parent, put yourself in our shoes; imagine losing your son, which is an ordeal itself but then not knowing who had killed him, makes it more unbearable.
Joshua was a well-loved young man, who was beginning to make a positive contribution. He was applying for university and making a home for his family, who were his greatest joy and achievement. He has two beautiful children who are now fatherless through no fault of their own. What does the future hold for them?
We cannot stress enough how important it is for the community, friends and family to come together to help solve this crime. Please search your hearts and conscience and think what if it was one of your loved ones wouldn’t you want justice and closure?