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Lanterns set Frinton Greensward bushes alight at Jay Whiston's memorial
FIREFIGHTERS were called to Jay Whiston’s memorial in Frinton when Chinese lanterns set the greensward alight.
School friends from Tendring Technology College gathered more than 500 of Jay’s friends and family at Frinton’s Greensward on Friday, September 14, in honour of the 17-year-old who was tragically stabbed last week.
As hundreds of lanterns floated across the sea, a number landed in shrubbed areas between the green and beach huts and set the bushes on fire.
Two engines from Frinton’s fire station were called at around 7.30pm to tackle the flames.
They were quickly extinguished with backpack sprayers and no one was injured.
Firemen stayed on site until 8.30pm when the memorial tribute was over.