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Mother of murdered teen to help in search for James' killer

Caroline Shearer set up the Only Cowards Carry charity following the death of her son Jay Whiston. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The mother of murdered teenager Jay Whiston will be handing out leaflets in Colchester today appealing for information to help find the killer of James Attfield.

James was stabbed 102 times in Colchester's Lower Castle Park.

A 38-year-old man arrested at the beginning of the investigation has been released without charge. A 27-year-old woman is on bail until tomorrow morning.

James Attfield, who was killed in Lower Castle Park in Colchester.

Jay's mother Caroline Shearer set up the charity Only Cowards Carry to help get knives off the streets.

His killer, Edward Redman, was convicted Jay's murder by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court last week.

Jay Whiston, who was killed at a house party in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

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Jay Whiston murder trial delayed until Wednesday

Jay Whiston, who was killed at a house party in Essex.

The trial of a teenager accused of murdering a schoolboy at a party has been delayed.

Jay Whiston, 17, of Aster Close, Clacton, in Essex, was stabbed at a house party at Marlowe Way at about 10pm on September 8th 2012. He died in hospital soon afterwards.

Unemployed Edward Redman, 18, of Halstead Road, Colchester, denies murder and appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court today.

Wearing a blue suit and grey tie, he spoke only to confirm his name.

Jury selection is set to take place today but prosecutor Mark Milliken-Smith QC told the court it was unlikely that a jury would be sworn in and the case opened until Wednesday.

Redman's father, Gary Redman, 51, and student brother John Redman, 19, of the same address, will also stand trial accused of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Shannon Fenlon, 19, from Jameson Road, Clacton, denies the same charge.

The trial is expected to last up to 10 weeks.

Victim's mother aims to educate Essex kids on knife crime

by Serena Sandhu

Just over a year ago Caroline Shearer's 17-year-old son, Jay Whiston, was stabbed to death at a house party in Colchester.

Since then she's launched a charity which aims to rid the streets of knife violence.

Today her 'Only Cowards Carry' charity launched a new schools programme, designed to educate children on the consequences of carrying knives.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu

Knife crime awareness workshops start in Essex schools

Jay Whiston died in hospital after he was stabbed outside a party in Colchester.
Jay Whiston died in hospital after he was stabbed outside a party in Colchester. Credit: ITV Anglia

A charity set up by the mother of murdered Essex teenager Jay Whiston has begun carrying out workshops warning about the dangers of knife crime.

Schools across North Essex, including Tendring Technology College, are signing up to the scheme run by 'Only Cowards Carry Weapons'.

Jay was stabbed to death at a house party in Colchester last September. He was 17 years old.

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Jay Whiston murder suspect to face trial next year

A man is due to stand trial next year for the murder of teenager Jay Whiston from Clacton.

Jay, 17, was stabbed at a house party in Colchester in September 2012.

Edward Redmund, 18, from Stanway, Colchester was remanded in custody charged with his murder when he appeared in court today, 5 August.

His trial, which is expected to last six weeks, is due to start in January.

Jay murder: Arrests over intimidating witnesses

Jay Whiston Credit: Whiston family

Two people have been charged with witness intimidation in connection with investigation of the murder of Clacton teenager Jay Whiston.

Jay, 17, was stabbed a house party on Marlowe Way, Colchester, last September. Jay, from Aster Close, died a short time later in hospital.

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. Kieran Marsh, 18, of Creffield Road, Colchester has been charged with two counts of intimidating a witness.

They've been released on bail and will appear in court on July 30.

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.

Youth charged with Jay murder

Jay Whiston
Jay Whiston Credit: ITV News Anglia

Essex Police have charged a youth with the murder of a teenager in Colchester last summer.

17-year-old Jay Whiston was stabbed at a house party on Marlowe Way in September and died shortly afterwards in hospital. A 17-year-old from the town was remanded in custody this afternoon by magistrates charged with his murder. He is due to be back in court on Friday.

Teenager charged over Jay murder

Jay Whiston
Jay Whiston Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 17-year-old has been charged with the murder of Jay Whiston. Jay, who was also 17, was stabbed at a house party in Colchester last September.

Eight months on, a youth from Colchester has been charged with one count of murder and will appear before magistrates later today.

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