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.
Six weeks after a Clacton teenager was stabbed to death at a house party, his mother has launched a new campaign against knife crime.
Family and friends light lanterns in memory of murdered teenager Jay Whiston
Detectives investigating the death of a Clacton teenager in Colchester are continuing to look for the murder weapon.