A man has today (Tuesday) been jailed for three years after causing affray on consecutive evenings in Colchester, with a Clacton teenager murdered on the second occasion.
Jay Whiston was stabbed at a house party on Marlowe Way shortly after 10pm on Saturday, September 8, 2012. The 17-year-old student from Aster Close died a short time later in hospital from a stab wound.
At the start of this month (May), 18-year-old unemployed Edward Redman was jailed for life after being found guilty of Jayâ€™s murder. Rhys Hennerbry, a 19-year-old unemployed man from Gurdon Road in Colchester, pleaded guilty in 2013 to affray in connection with the stabbing.
On Friday, May 16 at Chelmsford Crown Court, he was also found guilty of causing affray on Friday, September 7 during which a 19-year-old local man was punched and kicked outside a house on St Andrewâ€™s Avenue.
At Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday, May 20, he was sentenced to 12 monthsâ€™ imprisonment for the St Andrewâ€™s Avenue incident and two yearsâ€™ imprisonment for the Marlowe Way incident, to run consecutively.