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Kavan Brissett murder: Everything we know so far

As friends and family gather to say their last goodbyes to a Sheffield man stabbed to death in the city, here is everything we know so far.  

- Kavan Brissett, aged 21 year, was stabbed in an alleyway in Sheffield on Tuesday, August 21.

Kavan Brissett was stabbed to death in Sheffield

Kavan Brissett was stabbed to death in Sheffield

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- He was found injured off Langsett Walk, near Upperthorpe, and received emergency first aid at the scene before paramedics arrived and rushed him to hospital.

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- Kavan underwent emergency surgery but could not be saved and his life support machine was turned off four days later.

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- A post mortem examination revealed that he died as a result of a single stab wound to his chest.

- The stabbing is being treated as a targeted attack.

- Four arrests have been made so far in connection with the death.

- An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and three boys - two aged 17 and one aged 16 - were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob. They have all been bailed pending further enquiries.

- Detectives are trying to trace 29-year-old Ahmed Farrah over the murder. He has links to Broomhall and it is believed he could hold vital information about the death.

- Farrah, known as Reggie, is said to know he is wanted for questioning but is actively evading arrest.

- A police warning has been issued that anyone found helping him evade arrest faces prosecution.

-  Kavan’s funeral is to be held at Bushfire Ministries on Halifax Road at 11.30am today. There will be a short procession, with a horse drawn carriage, along Halifax Road at 11.15am just before the service starts. 

- Anyone with information about the murder should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or the incident room on 01709 443507.