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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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Man stabbed in horrific road rage incident in Small Heath

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A man in his 20s has suffered life-changing injuries after being stabbed following a road rage incident at 5.30pm

The motorist was stabbed in the horror attack on Coventry Road in Small Heath.

Police say the victim, aged in his 20s, suffered ‘life changing’ injuries in the attack at 5.30pm on Tuesday.

They are now hunting the knifemen who fled the scene after the broad daylight attack.

The air ambulance later landed close to the scene of the incident near Aubrey Road and took the victim to hospital.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called after a man was injured on Coventry Road, Small Heath shortly after 5.30pm today (22 May).

“It is believed a dispute took place after a road traffic collision and a man in his 20’s suffered serious knife injuries.

“He has been taken to hospital where his condition is described as life changing.

“The offender is believed to have fled.

“Police are currently at the scene, which has been cordoned off and forensic enquiries are being conducted.

“No arrests have been made and anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 2006 of 22 May.”

Dramatic pictures showed a number of police cars in the Coventry Road /Aubrey Road area, with a large part of the road cordoned off.

Crowds of onlookers had gathered at the scene.

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Just In: active shooter at complex in Panama City Florida

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Armed cops are responding to reports of an active shooter at an apartment complex in Panama City Florida.

Members of the public are to Run, Hide & Tell.

At this moment in time it is unclear how many people have been injured in the incident.

Local media suggests that at least one person has been grazed by gun fire.

That person is believed to be in a serious but stable condition.

Members of the public are told to avoid the area of the 2300 block of Beck Avenue until further notice.

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Person under a train at London’s Lancaster Gate tube station throwing the Central Line into chaos as commuters head home

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Emergency services evacuated a rush hour tube station after a person fell underneath a train.

Passengers were told to leave Lancaster Gate tube station on the Central Line shortly after 6.30pm.

There is no service currently on the White City to Marble Arch eastbound due to a person on the track.

This is causing what is being described as minor delays on the rest of the line.

Witnesses said several ambulances and fire engines raced to the scene.

The incident is having a local impact on roads in the surrounding area of the tube station.

To allow emergency services access the A402 Bayswater Road eastbound between Lancaster Terrace and Westbourne Street has been closed.

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