Jay Whiston death: Girl cautioned for witness intimidation

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

A 16-year-old girl has accepted a police caution in connection with an inquiry into the fatal stabbing of an Essex teenager.

Jay Whiston, 17, from Clacton, was wounded at a party in Colchester, last September.

The teenage girl was one of several people arrested on suspicion of trying to intimidate witnesses.

Edward Redman, 18, from Colchester, is due to stand trial next year after denying murdering Mr Whiston.

He has been remanded in custody.

Two other 18-year-old men from Colchester, Alan Loughlin and Kieran Marsh, have been charged with witness intimidation and they are due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court in October.

Another 18-year-old, Rhys Hennebry from Colchester, is due before Colchester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 13 August, charged with affray.

An 18-year-old woman from Clacton is on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of witness intimidation.

Three other people from Colchester - a 51-year-old man, a 42-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man - have been released on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

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