Colchester/Clacton: Teenager is arrested in connection with murder of Jay Whiston

Clacton teenager Jay Whiston

Clacton teenager Jay Whiston

An 18-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Jay Whiston has today been charged with affray.

Jay was stabbed at a house party on Marlowe Way, Colchester, shortly after 10pm on Saturday, September 8, last year.

The 17-year-old boy from Aster Close, Clacton, died a short time later in hospital. A provisional post-mortem examination result showed the cause of death to have been a stab wound.

Rhys Hennebry of Gurdon Road, Colchester, has been charged with affray and released on bail to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, August 13.

Two 19-year-old men from Colchester who were also arrested in connection with the murder have been released from their bail with no further action to be taken against them.


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Two men and a woman arrested in mid-November last year on suspicion of assisting an offender have been re-bailed pending further enquiries until August 14. They are a 51-year-old man, a 19-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman all from Colchester.

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