'He may have left the country:' Hunt for man wanted over Sheffield murder continues

The hunt for a man wanted over a Sheffield murder is continuing but detectives say there is a chance he may have left the country.

Sunday, 6th September 2020, 7:00 am

Kavan Brissett, aged 21, was stabbed in his heart 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 staggered a quarter of a mile before collapsing in Langsett Walk, where he was found by a passer-by.

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Four men have been charged with conspiracy to rob on the night of the murder but nobody has yet been charged over the death.

Detectives believe Ahmed Farrah, also known as Reggie, could hold vital information about the murder.

Kavan Brissett

The 31-year-old sought treatment for facial injuries at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital on the night that Kavan was stabbed before going to ground.

He was seen in Cardiff one month later but then disappeared.

To mark the second anniversary of the killing last month, both Kavan’s family and detectives urged those with information to come forward.

Farrah’s passport has never been recovered by the police and Detective Chief Inspector Jude Ashmore, leading the murder probe, said he could have fled the country.

“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,” she said.

“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.

“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.”

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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