Agony continues for family of young man killed in Sheffield as anniversary of death approaches

The family of a young man killed in Sheffield faces the prospect of another anniversary of his death without anyone behind bars.

Sunday, 27th June 2021, 9:35 am

Kavan Brissett, aged 21, was stabbed in his chest when violence flared on a car park in Upperthorpe on August 14, 2018.

Despite emergency surgery, he died in hospital four days later - triggering a murder probe, which remains unsolved nearly three years on.

Four men were recently sentenced for conspiracy to supply drugs on the night of the stabbing, with the knife attack said to have occurred during a drug deal they played a part in.

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Kavan Brissett was stabbed to death in Sheffield nearly three years ago
Kavan Brissett was stabbed to death in Sheffield nearly three years ago

But nobody is yet behind bars for the murder, with detectives keen to trace missing man Ahmed Farrah, who is believed to hold vital information about the knife attack.

He is thought to have been injured in the same incident in which Kavan was stabbed.

Farrah, who is also known as Reggie and has links to Broomhall, sought medical treatment at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital on the night of the murder and then again the following day before going to ground.

He was last seen in Cardiff the month after Kavan’s death.

To mark the anniversary last year, Kavan’s family revealed the pain the murder and lack of justice has caused his loved ones.

They said: “This weighs very heavily on us as we try to put together our broken hearts so that we can live for him, although every day is still unbelievably difficult, and it still only feels like yesterday.

“We really hoped that he would have the justice he deserves by now, but unfortunately that is not the case. The turmoil we feel from not getting any justice for him adds to the grief we feel and know he himself is not resting how he should be.”

Kavan was described as ‘beautiful inside and out’.

He was also remembered as ‘polite and caring with the biggest heart and smile that anybody who met him would remember’.

His family said: “We really appreciate all the love everybody has shown over these two years, all his friends loved him just as much as us and we all live in hope that those responsible for taking away our angel will pay for their actions.”

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