As the four-week anniversary of the murder of Jarvin Blake approaches, Senior Investigating Officer on the case, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Handley, held a press conference earlier today to appeal for information and witnesses to please come forward.
DCI Handley said: “Tomorrow will mark four weeks since the fatal stabbing of Jarvin Blake in the Burngreave area of Sheffield on Thursday, 8 March.
“This brutal attack has resulted in not only the loss of a young man’s life, but has also left three small children without a father, and his fiancée robbed of her partner.
“We must provide answers for his family and identify those responsible, but we need you, the local communities, help.
“To encourage anyone with information about the attack, Mr Blake’s fiancée, Kelsey, bravely offered to be filmed appealing for information, which we released this morning, and she also took part in the press conference, revealing the devastating consequences she and her young family have been left to deal with in the wake of his murder.
“I hope by seeing first-hand the emotional turmoil and destruction Kelsey has had to face will encourage anyone with any information, no matter how small or irrelevant it’s believed it to be, to report it.”
DCI Handley continued: “To understand exactly what happened on the afternoon of the fatal attack, we have been working extensively over the past four-weeks. We have reviewed hours of CCTV footage, executed searches at nine properties, made house to house enquiries and identified various, possible forensic opportunities.
“At the current stage of the investigation, we now know at around 3pm on 8 March, 22-year-old Mr Blake and his friend were walking on Catherine Street, at the junction with Brackley Street, when a metallic blue Volvo was seen to pull up. Moments later, Mr Blake was brutally attacked and his 23-year-old friend was assaulted before the offenders fled the scene. This car was then seen to head towards the Longley area of Sheffield.
“To establish the exact movements of this car and its occupants, I’m urging members of the public to cast their minds back to that day and think about if they have any information that will help us piece together exactly what happened.
“The attack happened in the middle of the afternoon, and anyone whether they were in the area or passing through it at the time, I would urge to please call us.
“Our investigation is at a critical stage and the information you provide could be key in assisting to hold those responsible to account.”
Four men, aged 24, 25, and two 26-year-olds, have been arrested in connection with the death. All are on bail pending further enquiries.
If you have any information please call either the dedicated incident room on 01709 443528, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Fiancée of Sheffield murder victim appeals for information on the upcoming anniversary of his death
As the anniversary of the attack on Jarvin Blake approaches, his fiancée has made an emotional plea to the local community for information and witnesses to come forward.
Tomorrow (Thursday 5 April) will mark four weeks since Mr Blake was brutally stabbed to death on a street in the Burngreave area of Sheffield. In a bid to find out who is responsible for her fiancée’s death, Kelsey Dixon has opened up about the turmoil she has being going through in order to encourage members of the public who may have been in the area at the time to contact police.
At around 3pm on Thursday 8 March, father of three 22-year-old Jarvin Blake and his friend were in Catherine Street, at the junction with Brackley Street, when he was attacked and stabbed. His friend, a 23-year-old man, was also assaulted before the suspects fled the scene.
If you have any information about the attack or if you saw Mr Blake in the Burngreave area on the afternoon of 8 March, please call the dedicated incident room on 01709 443528, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.