Trial of two men accused of murdering Essex musician

Two men accused of murdering an Essex musician are due to stand trial today.

Tom Brittain, 26, was found stabbed to death in a flat in Colchester in March this year.

Andre Vella, 19, from Kirby Cross, and Jack Hummerstone, 18, of no fixed address, are due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court.

They are both charged with murder, grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a firearm.

Speaking after his death, Mr Brittain's family said: "He was a lovely, kind and funny man who will be dearly missed."