Man jailed for affray in connection with Jay Whiston murder

Rhys Hennerbry Credit: Essex Police

A 19-year-old man has been jailed for three years after causing affray twice in Colchester.

Rhys Hennerbry, from Gurdon Road in Colchester, pleaded guilty in 2013 to affray in connection with the stabbing of Jay Whiston, at a house party in Marlowe Way in September 2012.

The 17-year-old student from Clacton died a short time later in hospital.

Last Friday he was also found guilty of causing affray during which a 19-year-old local man was punched and kicked outside a house in St Andrew’s Avenue.

At Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday, May 20, he was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment for the St Andrew’s Avenue incident and two years’ imprisonment for the Marlowe Way incident, to run consecutively.