Jay Whiston murder stabbing: Boy charged with murder

A 17-year-old boy has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of an Essex teenager who was stabbed in the heart at a party.

Jay Whiston, 17, from Aster Close, Clacton, died in hospital after the stabbing at a house in Marlowe Way, Colchester, on 8 September 2012.

The 17-year-old, from Colchester, appeared at Colchester Magistrates' Court earlier.

Essex Police said he would next appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday.

Six people from Colchester were originally arrested on suspicion of murder following the stabbing.

Three men, two aged 19 and one aged 18, are on police bail until 25 July.

Two boys from Colchester, who were 17 at the time, were released without charge during the investigation.

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