House party death: fifth arrest

A fifth teenager has been arrested over the death of an A-level student who was stabbed outside a house party, the details of which had been circulated on Facebook. Jay Whiston was said to be protecting his friend when he was attacked.

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Three teens held over house party stabbing death

Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a house party in Essex.

Around 100 teenagers were at the party in an affluent part of Colchester when the stabbing happened, Essex Police said.

Officers were called to reports that Jay Whiston, of Clacton, had been stabbed during a disturbance outside a house at around 10pm last night. He was taken to Colchester General Hospital with abdominal injuries but died shortly after arriving.

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