Aunt of Sheffield murder victim criticises '˜cowards' who left him for dead
The heartbrokenÂ aunt of a SheffieldÂ man stabbed to death in Sheffield has criticised the '˜cowards' who fled andÂ left him for dead.
Kavan Brissett, aged 21, was stabbed in an alleyway off Langsett Walk, near Upperthorpe, on Tuesday, August 14 and died inÂ hospital four days later when his life support machine was switched off.
His killer has not yet been caught.
Today, Kavan's aunt, Libby Hamilton, used Facebook to criticise those who were with Kavan when he was stabbed.
Branding them '˜cowards' and '˜heartless,' she claims they fled the scene rather than dialling 999 for an ambulance or the police.
Libby posted: 'A knife wound alone did not kill my nephew. What ended his life were the cowards that ran and left himÂ alone, scared and injured and that hurts my heart every day.
'The doctors told usÂ they could work with the injury to his heart, they had repaired that.
'What they could not do was repair the damage caused by the heartless people he was with -Â running and leaving himÂ for a member of the public, to whom we are forever grateful,Â to find and attend to him.
'The people he was withÂ did not call an ambulance and they sure as hellÂ did not call the police.'
Issuing advice to other young people on the city's streets, Libby said: 'When you see a knife, feel no shame in runningÂ as far as you can, as fast as you can, because those you are with will feel no shame in doing that to you.Â 'I'd just rather you be alive, always.Â No matter what you have to do, run, seriously.'
An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and three boys -Â two aged 17 and one aged 16 -Â arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob, haveÂ been bailed pending further enquiries.
Detectives also want to speak to 29-year-old Ahmed Farrah who is believed to hold vital information about the murder.
He is also known as Reggie and has links to Broomhall.
Farrah is said to knowÂ he is wantedÂ and it is claimed heÂ is '˜deliberately avoiding'Â the police.
A warning has been issued that anyone shieldingÂ himÂ faces prosecution.
Members of the public whoÂ spot Farrah are urged to call 999.
Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.