Hunt for man wanted over Sheffield murder continues after court case

Detectives investigating the murder of a young man stabbed to death in Sheffield have issued another plea for information on his whereabouts following the conclusion of a court case.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 11:04 am

Four men were sentenced last week for conspiracy to supply drugs on the night Kavan Brissett was stabbed in his chest.

Jason Baker, 41; Travis O’Grady, 20; Ethan Hallows, 20 and Derice Cohen, 20, are all said to have played a part in a drug deal in Upperthorpe on the evening of August 14, 2018, which led to an altercation in which Kavan, who had gone to the scene with the defendants, lost his life.

The 21-year-old was stabbed in the chest near to Langsett Walk and was taken to hospital but could not be saved and died four days later.

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Ahmed Farrah is wanted for questioning over the murder of Kavan Brissett

The four men involved in the ill-fated drug deal pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class B drugs and were jailed at Sheffield Crown Court.

Baker, of Queen Mary Rise, Manor, was jailed for 36 weeks; Cohen, of Birch House Avenue, Oughtibridge, was sentenced to 30 weeks behind bars and Hallows, of Stannington Road, Stannington, was locked up for 28 weeks.

O’Grady, of no fixed abode, received a 31 week sentence suspended for 18 months.

Wanted man Ahmed Farrah is believed to have been injured in the same incident in which Kavan was killed.

Pictured is deceased Sheffield boxer Kavan Brissett who died aged 21 after he suffered a stab wound in Sheffield.

He is wanted for police questioning but has gone to ground.

DCI Jude Ashmore, leading the murder probe, said: “We are as committed as ever to finding the person responsible for Kavan’s death.

“The sentencing of these four men for their activities on the night of his death is the latest development in our ongoing enquiries.

“This process has been incredibly difficult for Kavan’s family as they try to come to terms with what happened and the loss of a much-loved brother and son.

“They are still hopeful that somebody will come forward with a vital piece of information to help move this investigation forward.”

DCI Ashmore added: “We are still appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of wanted man Ahmed Farrah, in connection with Kavan’s death. I urge anybody who thinks that they may be able to help to please get in touch.”

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