Detectives still working to crack Sheffield murder case

Detectives are still working to solve the murder of a young dad stabbed to death in Sheffield.

Thursday, 19th April 2018, 09:42 am
Updated Thursday, 19th April 2018, 09:46 am
Jarvin Blake was stabbed to death in Sheffield

Jarvin Blake, aged 22, was fatally attacked in Burngreave, six weeks ago today and despite four arrests nobody has yet been charged.

EXCLUSIVE: Sheffield brothers in fight to clear names over murder convictionsThe young dad, whose children are aged five and under, was knifed after a group of men jumped from a car and chased him.

Jarvin Blake was stabbed to death in Sheffield

CRIME: Man stabbed in Sheffield refuses to talk to policeHe was at the junction of Catherine Street and Brackley Street when the metallic blue Volvo car pulled up at around 3.20pm on Thursday, March 8.

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POLICE: Man with sword chased children from Sheffield parkA 23-year-old friend he was with at the time was also injured in the attack but survived.

The car used by the killers was last seen heading towards Longley after the attack.

A post mortem examination revealed that Jarvin died from a single stab wound to his chest.

Flowers left at the place where Jarvin Blake was stabbed in Sheffield

Detectives investigating the stabbing are treating it as a targeted attack.

Four men, aged 24, 25, and two 26-year-olds, have been arrested in connection with the murder and are all on bail pending further enquiries.

Three of the suspects are from Sheffield and one is from Rotherham.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley, leading the murder probe, said: "The murder investigation continues.

Jarvin Blake was stabbed to death in Sheffield

"We are awaiting forensic results, viewing CCTV and reviewing extensive telecoms data."

Jarvin grew up in Burngreave and had friends and relatives who live there.

He was engaged to his partner of seven years, Kelsey Dixon, and they were planning on getting married over the next couple of years.

Kelsey has described Jarvin as a 'fantastic dad who loved spending time' with his children.

Flowers left at the place where Jarvin Blake was stabbed in Sheffield

She issued plea for witnesses to the stabbing or those who know why it happened or who was responsible to come forward.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 01709 443528 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.