Manhunt Clerkenwell teenager charged with murder

Jack Hummerstone, form Clerkenwell, is wanted for questioning

Jack Hummerstone, form Clerkenwell, is wanted for questioning - Credit: Archant

An 18-year-old from Clerkenwell has been charged with the murder of a man who was knifed to death at a flat in Colchester.

Jack Hummerstone, who was arrested in Errol Street in a dawn swoop on Sunday, appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with murder, GBH with intent and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The arrest ends a month-long manhunt for the teenager after Thomas Brittain, 26, died after being stabbed at a flat in Colchester on March 9.

Another 22-year-old man was arrested on Sunday but was released on bail until May 30. Another unemployed 19-year-old from Essex – Andre Vella – has also been charged with the murder and appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court last month.

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