Essex

Jay Whiston murder: leaflet appeal for stab death weapon

Jay Whiston
Image caption Jay Whiston died in hospital after he was stabbed outside a party in Colchester

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of an Essex teenager are handing out leaflets in a bid to find the murder weapon.

Jay Whiston, 17, from Clacton, died last September after a party in Marlowe Way, Colchester organised via Facebook.

Police said they had found a number of knives in the local area, but believed none had been used to stab Jay.

The leaflets are being distributed in the Lexden area and urge gardeners to be on the look-out for the knife.

Det Ch Insp Anne Cameron said: "We are still missing the murder weapon, which is why we're making another concerted effort to find it with the help of Colchester residents.

"Should they find a knife in their garden, then they should leave it in situ and contact us."

Seven people from Colchester arrested in connection with the murder investigation are currently on police bail until 22 May.

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