Senior detective appeals one week on from Sheffield stabbing

Date published: 21 August 2018 15:08
Dated: 21 August 2018 16:05:42

The senior detective leading the investigation into the death of 21-year-old Kavan Brissett is continuing to ask for the support of the community as the inquiry progresses.

Detective Chief Inspector Jude Ashmore, the Senior Investigating Officer, talks about providing answers for Mr Brissett’s family, what officers know so far, who they need to speak to and the importance of continuing to provide information. 

“Intelligence and information is now coming into our major incident room at a good pace and I’d like to thank everyone who has come forward so far.

“There are of course, still more people we need to speak to. Someone, or several people out there know what happened to Kavan and know who is responsible for his death. I’d like to ask those people to think about Kavan and his family, who have been robbed of a life with their loved one. We need people to keep talking to us so we can provide answers for them.”

Mr Brissett was left critically injured following an incident on Langsett Walk on Tuesday 14 August at around 6.45pm. He was taken to hospital where he passed away as a result of a single stab wound to the chest on Saturday 18 August.

DCI Ashmore continued: “Our efforts to piece together Kavan’s movements prior to his death continue and we know that he was with members of his family about an hour before. It’s that hour gap that we need more information on so we can understand where he went and what he was doing which resulted in him being on Langsett Walk last Tuesday evening.

“There were a number of people in the street when Kavan was injured, many of who tried to help him and called for an ambulance. We’ve already spoken to most of these people but we believe there are still some who have not yet come forward. If you were there and saw what happened, please get in touch with us.

“So far, in addition to speaking to witnesses, we’ve carried out extensive house to house enquiries in the area, conducted a CCTV trawl, telephone work and gathered intelligence from the local community. This work will continue as the investigation progresses and reassurance patrols will also continue throughout the week.

“Kavan was a young man who had his whole life ahead of him. He enjoyed keeping fit and going to the gym and had recently completed a fitness qualification.

“His family have been left utterly devastated by his death and we are doing everything we can to support them and to get answers for them. When Kavan was taken to hospital, he remained critically ill for a number of days. His family were by his side every single day and were left heartbroken when the decision was made by the hospital to turn off his life-support machine.

“I’d ask anyone who has information and who hasn’t yet come forward to keep Kavan and his family at the forefront of your mind, we’re doing this to provide answers for them and to get justice. If you’re worried about speaking to police, we have mechanisms available and in place to look after you and you can also remain anonymous if you wish."


“His family have been left utterly devastated by his death and we are doing everything we can to support them and to get answers for them. When Kavan was taken to hospital, he remained critically ill for a number of days. His family were by his side every single day and were left heartbroken when the decision was made by the hospital to turn off his life-support machine.

“I’d ask anyone who has information and who hasn’t yet come forward to keep Kavan and his family at the forefront of your mind, we’re doing this to provide answers for them and to get justice. If you’re worried about speaking to police, we have mechanisms available and in place to look after you and you can also remain anonymous if you wish."
- DCI Jude Ashmore

“You can speak to detectives directly by calling our incident room on 01709 443458 or via 101 quoting incident number 827 of 14 August 2018. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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