SOUTHEND police demonstrated an emotional show of unity for our wonderful NHS by standing outside the town's hospital clapping with blue lights and sirens on to salute and honour those caring for us through Covid-19.

The officers also used cash from their tea club to give hospital staff some pizza to thank them for all their hard work and dedication. 

Thousands of people across our towns joined in the weekly Clap for Carers event, which is poised to be a weekly "thank you" for NHS  staff who are going above and beyond the call of duty to care for us.