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Jay Whiston's mother in tribute after party stabbing

10 September 2012 Last updated at 18:13 BST

A mother has paid tribute to her teenage son who died after he was stabbed at a party in Essex.

Jay Whiston, 17, an A-level student from the Clacton area, was fatally injured in Marlowe Way, Colchester, on Saturday night.

Caroline Shearer said her son was gentle and caring.

The party had been gate-crashed after details were posted on the internet.