Colchester: Witness intimidation charges in Jay Whiston house party murder probe

Murder victim Jay Whiston from Clacton

Murder victim Jay Whiston from Clacton - Credit: © Peter Lawson/Eastnews Press A

Two people have been charged with witness intimidation in connection with the investigation into the murder of a teenager in Colchester last year.

Jay Whiston was stabbed at a house party on Marlowe Way just after 10pm on Saturday, September 8, 2013.

The 17-year-old 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.

In May 2013, four people were arrested on suspicion of witness intimidation.

Alan Loughlin, 18, of Titania Close, Colchester has been charged with three counts of intimidating a witness and released on bail to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on the morning of July 30, 2013.


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Kieran Marsh, 18, of Creffield Road, Colchester has been charged with two counts of intimidating a witness and released on bail to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on July 30, 2013.

Two people from Clacton, a 16-year-old girl, and an 18-year-old woman, have been re-bailed pending further enquiries until August 6, 2013 and August 8, 2013 respectively.

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