'Beautiful inside and out': Family issues emotional plea over unsolved Sheffield murder

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The heartbroken family of a young man stabbed to death in Sheffield two years ago today has issued an emotional plea for those with information to come forward.

Kavan Brissett was stabbed when violence flared on a car park on the Langsett estate, Upperthorpe, on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

Despite emergency surgery, he died in hospital four days later.

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A team of detectives has spent two years working on the case and four men have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery on the night of the killing but nobody has been charged over Kavan’s murder.

Kavan Brissett was stabbed in his chest in Sheffield two years ago todayKavan Brissett was stabbed in his chest in Sheffield two years ago today
Kavan Brissett was stabbed in his chest in Sheffield two years ago today

The 21-year-old aspiring boxer, went to the Grammar Street car park in Upperthorpe with a group of friends and was knifed in his heart during an altercation.

A man, who has not yet been tracked down, was captured on CCTV running away from the crime scene.

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Detectives believe 31-year-old Ahmed Farrah could hold vital information about the incident and a £5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest is available.

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Farrah sought treatment for facial injuries at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital on the same night that Kavan was stabbed, returned the following day but then went to ground.

He has not been reported missing by his family.

In a statement issued today to mark the anniversary of the fatal stabbing, Kavan’s family said: “It’s been two years since our beautiful Kav was stabbed.

“It saddens us that we must do a statement once again to try and get our boy the justice he deserves. 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.”

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The statement continues: “Kavan was just beautiful inside and out, he was polite and caring with the biggest heart and smile that anybody who met him would remember.

“He made the dullest times brighter just for being him. 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.

“So, I ask anybody who might have been in the Langsett area of Sheffield and remember August 14, 2018, to come forward and give the police something they might not already know. It doesn’t matter how insignificant you think it is because it may be very important to the police, so please contact them.

“Our lives have changed forever without our Kav, so please help and allow us to put our beautiful Kavan to rest and give us some closure. We all deserve this.”

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Detective Chief Inspector Jude Ashmore said: “Kavan’s loved ones have been through every family’s worst nightmare. Two years on from his tragic death, they still do not have the answers they so desperately need.

"Kavan was a son, a brother, a nephew and a friend. My team and I keep all the people who have suffered because of this loss at the forefront of our minds as we continue to work on this investigation.”

Issuing another appeal for information on the whereabouts of Farrah, DCI Ashmore said: “I am certain there are people out there who have information on Farrah’s whereabouts.

“I would like to appeal to those people to get in touch with us, and remind you that you could actually be committing an offence if you have been letting him stay with you, knowing he is wanted.“If you have information and haven’t yet come forward, please think of Kavan’s family and friends. They have suffered two years of not knowing, two years of hoping that justice will be done for Kavan, and they need answers. Please do the right thing, get in touch and tell us what you know.

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“There is also a chance Farrah may have left the country. Checks have been carried out with the relevant agencies and authorities, however we are keeping an open mind around this and continue to be led where the evidence takes us’

“I understand you may feel uncomfortable speaking directly to the police. You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously and tell them what you know – by doing this there will be no way of us being able to trace where any information passed to us has come from.”