Clacton: Mum Of Murdered Son Calls For Knife Amnesty

A mother from Clacton is calling for a knife amnesty after her son was stabbed to death at a house party six months ago.

17-year-old Jay Whiston was stabbed in the heart and abdomen when a fight broke out at a party in Marlowe Way just after 10pm on September 8th, 2012.

He died a short time later in hospital.

So far Essex police have arrested and bailed eight people as part of their investigation into his death.

A team of detectives have also taken more than 400 statements, examined 72 mobile phones and submitted numerous exhibits for forensic examination.

Caroline Shearer has been telling Heart it's heartbreaking no-one has been charged yet: "I know things take time but what people don't realise is that this time is hell.

"Every single second is hell. And I just don't know now what is going to happen, no-body does."

"I'd like to see amnesty bins. They've got laws in place to implement the laws, not just a slap the wrist. This is just the tip of the iceburg and this is not going to stop."

Interview with Caroline Shearer

Special thanks from Caroline

Since Jay's death the campaign Only Cowards Carry has been set up to raise awarness of knife and weapon crime. You can read more about what it does here.