Jay Whiston death: Intimidation charges brought by Essex Police

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

Two people have been charged with intimidating witnesses in connection with the alleged murder of an Essex teenager.

Jay Whiston from Clacton was fatally stabbed at a house party in Colchester last summer.

A 17-year-old boy from Colchester has been charged with his murder.

Essex Police have now charged Alan Loughlin and Kieran Marsh, both 18 and of Colchester, with witness intimidation.

Mr Loughlin, of Titania Close, faces three counts and Mr Marsh, of Creffield Road, is charged with two counts.

Both will appear before magistrates in Colchester on 30 July.

Two others arrested on suspicion of intimidating witnesses - a 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman - have been released on police bail until 6 August and 8 August respectively.

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