A STREET march in memory of a young man who died after being stabbed on a night out will take place next month.

Harry Burkett, 21, was stabbed in Orwell Road, Clacton, in the resort’s town centre, shortly after midnight on September 12.

Harry, who was living with his aunt in the Grays area of Essex at the time, was treated by paramedics at the scene, but later died in hospital.

He had visited the town to enjoy a night of clubbing with a friend.

Another friend, Matthew Kirby, had planned a march in memory of Harry, in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers of knives. It was due to take place last month.

But it was postponed at the last moment after a large number of those planning to attend, including members of Harry’s family, found they were unable to find petrol due to the fuel crisis.

Matthew said the march has now been rescheduled to take place on Saturday, November 20.

People are invited to meet outside the Coral bookmakers in Station Road before the march starts at noon.

Matthew said: “We want to hold a march in memory of Harry - and to raise awareness of the dangers of knives - and will be starting from the spot where it happened.

“I was a friend of Harry’s and we bumped into each other in the club.

“We grew up in the same area and I recently moved to Clacton - it was the first time I had seen him in years.

“I was with him five minutes before it all happened - it’s so heartbreaking. He was such a nice boy - and was just enjoying a night out with his friend.

“We want to raise the issue of knife crime, but unfortunately had to cancel the first march due to the fuel crisis.

“Members of Harry’s family will also be attending now it’s been rearranged.”

A 16-year-old boy, from Clacton, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder in relation to Harry’s death.

He appeared before an initial hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court and will appear before the court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on November 22.

An 18-year-old woman, also from Clacton, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and was released on bail until Wednesday, November 3.

Harry’s heartbroken family have described him as a much-loved “fun character”, an “amazing brother” and a “handsome guy”.