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Teenager was "murdered in dispute over a bottle of beer" Court was told

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A Teenager who died from a fatal stab wound to his heart after he was attacked at a party.

Jay Whiston tried to get away from the scene but a jury heard today how he was stabbed a second time before he collapsed nearby.

Despite help from friends, neighbours in the Colchester street and paramedics, the 17-year-old died a short while later in hospital.

By that time, his alleged attacker had fled from the scene and was on his way to his girlfriend’s home in Clacton.

“This was a senseless and tragic taking of a young life so full of promise,” prosecutor Mark Milliken-Smith QC told Chelmsford Crown Court.

“This is another desperate example of the indiscriminate and cowardly use of knives if any more evidence of the prevelance of knives was needed,” he told a jury.

And he added: “This did not take place in a gang-over-run inner city estate but at a party at a house in suburban Colchester.”

Jay and his friends had been at a party at a house in Marlowe Way. Lexden, along with around 100 other young people.

But a jury of seven men and five women heard how there was “an air of menace” at the scene thanks to one group of young people including alleged killer Edward Redman.

Mr Milliken-Smith alleged this group “presented an air of fear” and at one stage during the evening, Jay’s group of friends were walking down an alleyway while Redman’s group were coming the other way.

As they passed, Redman asked a friend of Jay to hand over a bottle of beer but when he refused, he was hit.

Jay got involved to help his friend and in the scuffle that followed, Jay was allegedly stabbed in the chest by Redman.

As he staggered from the scene, one of Redman’s friends was heard to say “I’m going to bottle him” and Redman allegedly said: “I’m going to do him.”

Moments later, Redman’s friend threw a bottle towards Jay and Redman stabbed Jay a second time in the abdomen, Mr Milliken-Smith alleged.

Edward Redman denies murdering Jay Whiston at a house in Colchester on September 8, 2012.

Redman, 18, Halstead Road, Eight Ash Green, is alleged to have stabbed Jay to death during a party at a house in Marlowe Way, Lexden.

The teenager from Aster Close, Clacton, died at Colchester General Hospital later.

Redman’s father Gary, 51, also from Halstead Road, Eight Ash Green, his 19-year-old brother John, High Street, Halstead, and Shannon Fenlon, 18, Jameson Road, Clacton, face a joint charge of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in connection with the alleged murder.

The three are accused of committing a series of acts between September 9 and September 12, 2012, with intent to pervert the course of justice by destroying or interfering with material which was potentially evidence relevant to a murder investigation.

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hit-and-run driver calls judge ‘f***ing p***k’ in shock court outburst

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The alleged driver in a hit and run than killed a two year old and six year old boy has appeared in court accused of their deaths.

During his appearance he called the judge a ‘f***ing p***k’.

Robert Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court today accused of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

He appeared before the courts for seven minutes and during this time he had to be restrained after yelling ‘this is a f***ing kangaroo court’ in the bizarre outburst.

He also called the judge a ‘f***ing p***k”.

Both defendants had grey t-shirts as they appeared in the dock to confirm their name, date of birth and address.

Brown, of Attwood Crescent, in Wyken, Coventry, also faces charges of driving while disqualified, no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Harrison, of Triumph Close, also in Wyken, faces a further allegation of common assault.

They were remanded in custody after the case was adjourned by chair of the magistrates’ bench, John Martin.

The Two brothers Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six tragically killed following hit and run.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

They will appear next at Warwick Crown Court via video link on March 22.

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Two people charged after brothers killed in Hit and Run

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Two people have been charged over the deaths of two young brothers killed in a hit-and-run collision in Coventry.

Two brothers who were tragically killed after a hit and run in Coventry have been named as Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

The car was abandoned, officers quickly worked to locate any possible driver for the car and arrested a 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman who are both being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving and have now been charged by the crown.

Robert Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, are charged under joint enterprise of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, West Midlands Police said.

Brown, of Attwood Crescent, Wyken, is also charged with driving while disqualified, no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence, while Harrison, of Triumph Close,Wyken, faces a common assault allegation.

They will appear at Coventry Magistrates Court, sitting at Leamington Justice Centre, on Saturday morning.

Both boys were rushed to the local hospital with critical injuries, Sadly Casper aged could not be revived and died Emergency teams rushed Corey into surgery and did everything within their power during surgery to save his life. Sadly a short time later he died.

Both boys were with their mother at the time of the collision, but she was not injured.

Family and Friends have now launched a fundraising page to support the parents of Casper and Corey, Donations have already reached £3k.

Investigating Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: “Several witnesses have come forward and I am grateful to everyone who has spoken to us.

“Specialist family liaison officers are with the family, who are understandably distraught, and they are being kept fully updated.

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Police warning after fraudsters launch fake fundraising page for tragic six-year-old Daisy Dymyd

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A Fake fundraising page has been set up in the name of six-year-old Daisy Dymyd who died.

The fraudulent profile is claiming to be raising money for the funeral of Daisy.

Daisy Dymyd was found unresponsive at her home in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire on Monday and was pronounced dead after being airlifted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Nottinghamshire Police have now issued a warning after a user claiming to be Daisy’s uncle launched a fake JustGiving page, raising £140 before it was reported by her family themselves.

A spokeswoman said the family had not been raising money, and said officers were working to get the account removed.

In a tweet posted on Friday, the force urged people not to donate.

Daisy’s family have said she was our “happy little girl”

“Our beautiful daughter was the centre of our world and we can’t believe she’s gone,” they said.

“She will be so missed by everyone that knew her. She was a such a happy little girl who lit up our lives and made the world brighter.”

Police have made no arrests in relation to her death or the Just Giving Page.

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