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'Sickened, disgusted and scared" - mother of murdered teen's verdict on latest fatal stabbing in Essex

Police cordoned off a large section of Clacton following the fatal stabbing on Monday. Photo: ITV News Anglia.

The mother of a murdered teenager says she is "sickened, disgusted and a little bit scared" following a fatal stabbing in Clacton.

Caroline Shearer's son Jay Whiston, 17, was killed at a house party in Colchester in 2012.

The Only Cowards Carry shop in Clacton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

She set up the charity Only Cowards Carry following his death to try to reduce knife crime and has a shop in Clacton just a couple of roads from the scene of the killing on Monday.

The police investigation in the centre of Clacton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man in his 50s was stabbed close to Pier Avenue. A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Ms Shearer said police had still not been given strong enough powers or deterrents to stop people carrying weapons.