Police hunt for killer continues 18 months after fatal stabbing in Sheffield

A police hunt for a killer who stabbed a Sheffield man to death is continuing – 18 months after the knife attack.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 7:33 am
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 7:38 am

Kavan Brissett, aged 21, was stabbed off Langsett Walk, Upperthorpe, in August 2018 and died in hospital four days later.

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.

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Detectives investigating the stabbing believe 30-year-old Ahmed Farrah holds vital information, but he has gone to ground.

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

A £5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest has been offered by Crimestoppers but so far he has not been traced.

Family and friends have been warned they face prosecution if they are found to be shielding him.

Farrah was captured on CCTV at the minor injuries clinic 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 and was last seen in Cardiff.

Detectives believe he was injured in the same incident as Kavan.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 827 of August, 14, 2018.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555111.