Clacton/Colchester: Boy to appear in court following murder of teenager Jay Whiston

A boy is due to appear in court following the murder of Clacton teenager Jay Whiston.

A boy is due to appear in court following the murder of Clacton teenager Jay Whiston. - Credit: PA

A boy is due to appear in court following the murder of Clacton teenager Jay Whiston.

The 17-year-old was stabbed at a house party on Marlowe Way, Colchester, shortly after 10pm on Saturday, September 8, 2012.

The teenager, of Aster Close, Clacton, died a short time later in hospital. A provisional post-mortem examination result revealed the cause of death to have been from a stab wound.

A 17-year-old boy from Colchester was charged with one count of murder on Wednesday, May 22.

A hearing was undertaken at Chelmsford Crown Court on Wednesday, July 3, and the boy was further remanded in custody until his return to the same court on Monday, August 5.


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Three Colchester men, two aged 19 and one aged 18, who were also arrested on suspicion of murder during the investigation are on police bail until Thursday, July 25 pending further enquiries.

In mid-November 2012, three people were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. The three, a 51-year-old man, a 42-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man, are now on police bail also until Thursday, July 25, pending further enquiries.

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In May, four people were arrested on suspicion of witness intimidation. Two 18-year-old men from Colchester, and two people from Clacton, a 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman, are currently on police bail until Thursday, July 11, pending further enquiries.

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