Jay Whiston murder: Police receive calls after appeal

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

Police have received several calls after a fresh appeal to find a weapon used to stab a 17-year-old to death.

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

Officers leafleted residents in the Lexden area of Colchester on Saturday.

Det Ch Insp Anne Cameron said the calls were being followed up to see if items reported, and information given, had any direct link to the inquiry.

"I do not want to go into further detail on the information provided at this stage in case it is of relevance, but we are pleased with the response so far and would urge other members of the public to carry out similar checks of their gardens in the Lexden area and beyond," she added.

"If anyone does find a knife, then they should leave it in situ and contact us."

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

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Essex

Weather

Chelmsford

Min. Night 15 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • FilmsOnes to watch

    BBC Culture picks nine top films coming out next month

Programmes

  • A computer simulation showing a planned station upgrade in Hong KongClick Watch

    Simulated world - how architects are using virtual and augmented reality to transform our cities

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.