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Nine arrested over teen murder are bailed

Five people arrested on suspicion of murder and four people arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender over the stabbing of a teenager in Essex have had their bail extended.

Jay Whiston, was stabbed at a house party in Colchester on September 8. The nine arrested over the death have been bailed until the 19th December.


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Funeral of murdered teen takes place

Mourners gather at Weeley Crematorium Credit: ITV Anglia

The funeral of murdered teenager Jay Whiston is taking place in Essex today.

The cortège left Jay's mother's house in Aster Close in Clacton at 9.30am on its way to Weeley Crematorium.

The flowers next to his coffin said angel and my son.

His coffin was painted to resemble the Cookie Monster from the TV Show Sesame Street. Jay had a tattoo of the character. After his death more than 60 of his friends and family had the same tattoo as a tribute.

Funeral of stabbed teenager to take place today

Jay Whiston was stabbed to death a house party in Colchester. Credit: Family photograph

The funeral of a teenager who was stabbed to death at a party that had been advertised on Facebook is due to take place later today

Jay Whiston, 17, from Clacton, died at a house in Colchester earlier this month. Five teenagers arrested in connection with his death have been released on bail.


Vigil for murdered teen

Nearly 500 people gathered in Frinton in Essex this evening to hold a vigil for 17-year-old Jay Whiston who was murdered in Colchester on Saturday evening. Jay had been at a house party in Marlow Way and was found stabbed in the heart.

Tonight his friends and family lit lanterns in his memory. They said they wanted to light up the sky for the popular teenager. Hundreds of lanterns floated out to sea watched by Jay's weeping family.

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