Family of Sheffield murder victim face third New Year without justice as crime remains unsolved

Relatives of a Sheffield murder victim are facing their third New Year without justice, with the crime still unsolved.

Thursday, 31st December 2020, 10:52 am

Kavan Brissett, aged 21, was stabbed in an incident on a car park in Upperthorpe on August 14, 2018 and died in hospital four days later.

Violence flared on the Grammar Street car park and after being knifed in his chest, Kavan managed to walk a quarter of a mile before collapsing in nearby Langsett Walk, where he was found by a passer-by and the alarm was raised.

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Kavan underwent emergency surgery after being stabbed in his heart but could not be saved.

The weapon used was never recovered and nobody has yet been charged with Kavan’s murder.

Four men have been charged with conspiracy to rob on the night of the murder and are due to stand trial next year.

Detectives investigating the incident believe Ahmed Farrah could hold vital information.

He was captured on CCTV at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, where he was treated for facial injuries, on the same night that Kavan was stabbed.

He returned to the hospital the following day but then disappeared.

Farrah, who is also known as ‘Reggie’, was last seen in Cardiff the month after Kavan’s death but then went to ground

Farrah’s friends, relatives and acquaintances have all been visited and harbouring notices have been served, warning that anyone helping him evade arrest faces prosecution.

A £5,000 Crimestoppers reward for information leading to his arrest has been offered.

In a statement issued on the second aniversary of his death, his family said: “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.”

Anyone with any information about the murder should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 827 of August 14.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555111.

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