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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.

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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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