Dad speaks out after three convicted in relation to son's murder

By Gareth Dennison | 25/10/2019

Dad speaks out after three convicted in relation to son's murder
From left: Hussain, Greenwood, Khan

THE dad of a murder victim spoke of his pain at losing his son — after three men were found guilty over his death.

John Methley (39) was assaulted by two men at the Midland Road roundabout, Masbrough, and died in hospital six days later.

Nafees Hussain (20) was found guilty of murder following a three-week trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

Kyle Greenwood (20) was found guilty of manslaughter and Adam Khan (21) of assisting an offender.

They will be sentenced at the same court this morning, along with Hana Riaz (21, left), who had admitted assisting an offender before the trial began.

Mr Methley’s dad Alan said: “My son John would never hurt anyone.  He did not deserve to be killed.  He was my best friend, my confident, my son. 

“Whilst my life and that of the people who killed my son continues, I am constantly reminded that Johns life will not be returned to him.

“I cannot put into words the pain I feel but can seek some comfort in knowing that John will always be remembered by his friends and family who love and miss him dearly.”  

Mr Methley (below) received serious head injuries as a result of a sustained attack in February, which involved the use of a weapon.

Det Chief Insp James Axe said: “The assault on Mr Methley, which ultimately resulted in his death, was targeted and violent. 

“Mr Methley was simply going about his business and was attacked by the pair, in a completely unprovoked and unjustifiable attack.

“My thoughts are with John’s family and friends, who have lost John through tragic circumstances but continued to demonstrate their bravery throughout this investigation and trial.

“I hope Mr Methley’s family can take some closure from today’s verdict."

Alan Methley added: “I would like to thank South Yorkshire Police, headed up by DCI James Axe for all their hard work, and for capturing the evidence necessary to convict the people who killed my son, and to Mr Brooke’s legal team for securing the conviction.

“A special thank you to DC Michelle Hardy who has supported me throughout the investigation as family liaison officer.”


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