Hunt for Sheffield killer continues as another month passes

The hunt for the killer of a Sheffield man stabbed to death in Sheffield continues today as another month passes.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 28th November 2019, 8:23 am

Kavan Brissett, aged 21, was knifed in his chest in an attack off Langsett Walk, Upperthorpe, on Saturday, August 14, 2018.

He was treated at the scene and underwent emergency surgery but could not be saved and died in hospital four days later when his life support machine was switched off.

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Kavan Brissett was stabbed to death in Sheffield

Four men – Derice Cohen and Ethan Hallows, both 18; Travis O’Grady, 19 and Jason Baker, 29 – were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery as part of the investigation into the murder but nobody has yet been charged over the death.

Detectives investigating the murder believe 30-year-old Ahmed Farrah could hold vital information but despite repeated appeals for information on his whereabouts he has not yet been traced.

Ahmed Farrah is wanted by South Yorkshire Police over the murder of Kavan Brissett

Farrah, who is also known as ‘Reggie’ and has links to Broomhall, is said to be deliberately evading arrest.

He was last seen in Cardiff one month after Kavan’s death but then disappeared.

A £5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest, which has been offered by Crimestoppers, has so far failed to tempt those with information on his whereabouts to come forward.

Detectives have visited friends, relatives and acquaintances across the country to serve harbouring notices, warning that those found to be shielding him face prosecution.

One of the theories is that Farrah may have fled the country.

On the night Kavan was stabbed, Farrah was captured on CCTV at the minor injuries clinic at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, where he was treated for facial injuries.

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

Detectives believe he was injured in the same incident in which Kavan was stabbed.

Anyone with information on the murder or Farrah’s whereabouts should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 827 of August, 14, 2018.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.