Mum of Sheffield murder victim still in 'limbo' as killer remains at large

The mum of a Sheffield murder victim says she feels ‘in limbo’ as her son’s killer remains at large 19 months after the fatal stabbing.

Monday, 30th March 2020, 1:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 3:28 pm

Kavan Brissett, aged 21, was stabbed off Langsett Walk, Upperthorpe, in August 2018.

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He was knifed in his chest and underwent emergency surgery but died in hospital four days after the attack.

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Kavan Brissett was stabbed to death in Sheffield in August 2018

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

Detectives are searching for 30-year-old Ahmed Farrah, who is believed to hold vital information about the murder.

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

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

He was captured on CCTV at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital on the same night that Kavan was stabbed.

Farah was treated for facial injuries believed to have been sustained in the same incident in which Kavan was wounded.

He returned to the hospital the following day but then disappeared from Sheffield and was last seen in Cardiff.

Speaking about her plight, Kavan’s mum, Emma Hamilton posted on Facebook in response to South Yorkshire Police making an arrest for another murder in Sheffield.

She said: “Am sat here in limbo one year and seven months on you still can’t find/locate Ahmed Farrah.

“No justice for my Kavan makes me furious inside.”

Officers have carried out enquiries across the UK in a bid to find Farrah.

They have visited friends, relatives and acquaintances and served harbouring notices which warn that anyone found helping Farrah faces arrest and prosecution.

It is thought possible that Farrah may have fled the country.

Anyone with information about the murder 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.