March 11, 2013 at 11:49 am #1055329
This is a big shame, its virtually on my doorstep and will affect everyone and how our music scene is (or isn’t) tolerated. this is all over the mainstream media UK and even foreign as well..
Two men have been urged to hand themselves in to the nearest police station immediately in connection with the murder of an aspiring DJ and songwriter.
Essex Police said it was “vitally important” they speak to Jack Hummerstone, 18, from London, and Andre Vella, 19, from Frinton-on-Sea.
They issued photographs of the pair and anyone who knows anything about their whereabouts is urged to contact police immediately.
Thomas Brittain, 26, died after he was stabbed multiple times in the home of a friend in Parkside Quarter, Colchester, at around 1.45am on Saturday.
His family described him as a well-known songwriter and local music producer also known as Twister.
“He was a lovely, kind and funny man who will be dearly missed,” they said.
Friends, many of them from the local drum and bass scene, paid tribute to Mr Brittain on Twitter and Facebook.
@C_Kay wrote on Twitter: “Very sad to hear the news that Rough Tempo MC, MC Twister, was stabbed to death in Colchester last night. RIP buddy.”March 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm #1268777March 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm #1268778
Guardian report. Colchester rarely ends up in the Guardian.March 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm #1268781sinner69Participant
Sad sad news…RIP TwisterMarch 12, 2013 at 1:45 pm #1268779
Whats worse is that Rough Tempo clearly was set up to preserve whats left of the Essex EDM scene because both licensed events and pirate radio stations are now heavily clamped down on in East Anglia, and this will only make it worse.
the suspects are normal young people like any one of us, not some sort of hard gang type.. I bet their parents are as shocked as everyone else.
The worst part of it is this area is paradise compared to London or Reading if you are older and can choose your companions carefully and where you go out at night, but there is a culture of everyone trying to act big and prove themselves.
this is what so called “friends” do in a local pub here (which is normally otherwise a safe pub which tolerates louder music). So just think what happens amongst “enemies”. And alcohol and drugs are no excuse, a decent person should be able to do either and not act like scum to others…
I’ve spoken to many older folk round this way including local politicians and they say stuff like “yeah we’d like to support the music scene here more but can promoters guarantee that no one is going to get hurt?” bear in mind older people can’t tell if a MC battle is banter or a genuine call to fighting (and sadly nor can some punters it seems)March 19, 2013 at 1:38 am #1268783eye.Participant
I’m not sure if this is the twister I’ve heard but it’s sad news anyway 🙁
RIPApril 15, 2013 at 11:48 am #1268780
The first suspect handed themselves in soon afterwards, at the weekend metpol arrested the second suspect at an address in London (and another young male on suspicion of assisting an offender). I would not be surprised if that happened because London is swarming with cops at the moment.
Unfortunately I missed publicising the memorial event his family supported as it was only on facebook and I was avoiding linking to his memorial page as folk there were making statements that could have been in Contempt of Court.April 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm #1268782Pat McDonaldParticipant
Best to be cautious about commenting on such a serious, especially tragic, matter.
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