Floral tributes and cards were brought throughout the afternoon to the house where Jay Whiston, 17, was stabbed to death. Two of the messages read:
Words can't explain it Jay but our thoughts are with you. God bless.
RIP Jay. You were a great guy, friend and colleague. You will be dearly missed.
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