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Essex: Jay Whiston murder trial delayed

PUBLISHED: 13:41 13 January 2014 | UPDATED: 14:34 13 January 2014

Jay Whiston from Clacton

Jay Whiston from Clacton

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The trial of a teenager accused of murdering a schoolboy at a party has been delayed.

Jay Whiston, 17, of Aster Close, Clacton, was stabbed at a house party to celebrate a girl’s 15th birthday in the town’s Marlowe Way at about 10pm on September 8 2012. He died in hospital soon afterwards.

Since his death, his mother, Caroline Shearer, has launched the anti-knife crime charity Only Cowards Carry.

Unemployed Edward Redman, 18, of Halstead Road, Colchester, denies murder and appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court today.

Wearing a blue suit and grey tie, he spoke only to confirm his name.

Prosecutor Mark Milliken-Smith QC told the court it was unlikely that a jury would be sworn in and the case opened until Wednesday.

Redman’s father, Gary Redman, 51, and student brother John Redman, 19, of the same address, will also stand trial accused of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Shannon Fenlon, 19, from Jameson Road, Clacton, denies the same charge.

The trial is expected to last up to 10 weeks.

Drivers in Woodbridge have faced long delays this afternoon after a major route through the town became flooded.

Colchester MP Will Quince has described a knife attack in the town that left a teenager seriously hurt as “deeply alarming”.

Police wants to speak to two teenagers about an attempted murder in Colchester in the early hours of this morning.

The shocking prevalence of rape in Ipswich has been uncovered in an EADT and Star investigation.

Ed Sheeran has got engaged to his partner Cherry Seaborn, the Framlingham singer has confirmed on Instagram.

Emergency services have been called to the scene of a car having gone into a ditch on the A12 near Darsham

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk on Sunday morning as temperatures are set to drop overnight.

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