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Wednesday, 28 November, 2001, 01:06 GMT
Dying woman's last words revealed
PC Richard Twigg's hand
PC Richard Twigg wrote the description on his hand
A murder victim's last words have been released by murder squad detectives in the hope of tracking down her killer.

Prostitute Michaela Hague gave a description of a man as she lay in the arms of a police officer in Sheffield.

The 25-year-old was found dying at Spital Fields on 5 November after being stabbed in the neck and back at least nine times.

PC Richard Twigg radioed details of the man back to base as he cradled the woman.

Michaela Hague
Michaela Hague had been stabbed repeatedly

He later wrote the description down on his hand as Ms Hague was taken to the Northern General Hospital where she died that night.

Ms Hague, who lived with her partner and five-year-old son in the Pitsmoor area of Sheffield, was stabbed after going with a man to a secluded spot near the city centre.

She had been picked up on Bower Street.

Another prostitute found her in a pool of blood and called the police.

PC Twigg was one of the first officers on the scene. He wrapped his jacket around Ms Hague to keep her warm.

He said: "I could see she was in a bad way, but she was able to give me a very brief description of the man and his car."

Ms Hague told PC Twigg her attacker was white, clean shaven with fair hair.

He was wearing a wedding ring and drove a blue Ford Sierra car with a roof rack.

A reconstruction of events prior to the murder has been filmed and will be shown on BBC One during Crimewatch UK at 2100 GMT on Wednesday.


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