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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Knife charity launches

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.