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Wednesday, 28 November, 2001, 12:05 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 and a photo fit of her killer have been released by detectives.

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.

Photo fit of Michaela Hague's suspect
Police have issued a photo fit of the man they are looking for

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.

Michaela Hague
Michaela Hague had been stabbed repeatedly
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 short fair hair.

He was of medium build, about 38, 5 foot 8 inches tall with glasses and wore a wedding ring.

He also had a gold sovereign ring on his left hand and a thumb ring with a dolphin on it on his right.

He drove a blue Ford Sierra car with a roof rack and has been seen by other prostitutes in Sheffield in the past few months.

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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