The famous Southend seafront fireworks will go ahead this weekend, bosses have confirmed.

Organisers Southend BID have also revealed they will dedicate the display to the late Sir David Amess.

The Southend West MP was tragically stabbed to death in Leigh last week.

Ali Harbi Ali has since been charged with murder in connection with the incident.

Southend BID cancelled last week’s fireworks display in the wake of Sir David’s death.

It said it was not appropriate to hold the display at the time.

But bosses have confirmed the event will go ahead at 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday, October 23) and will aim to remember Sir David.

BID Manager Ashley Oglina-Beecham said: "This devastating loss has shaken the Southend community.

"With this in mind, we felt it important to honour Sir David’s life and share our admiration for all that he achieved.

“He will forever remain at the heart of our city.

“This also gives people an opportunity to come together and remember Sir David as one, united community.

"This, we know, will be important to all of those who attend.”

Firework displays on Southend seafront are due to take place each Saturday throughout autumn.

The first display was also cancelled at the start of the month due to bad weather.