AN event is being held to remember Droitwich boy Alfie Steele. 

In a post by the organisers have said: "Droitwich wanted to say goodbye to Alfie. 

"To attend his funeral or line the streets, but Covid and the nature of his death stopped this. 

"Now, we can do that."

The event is taking place in Lido Park by the bandstand at 5pm on Sunday, July 16. 

The event is set to include a service from Saltway Team Ministry to remember the nine-year-old.

Worcester News: BOY: Alfie Steele was murdered at his home in DroitwichBOY: Alfie Steele was murdered at his home in Droitwich (Image: West Mercia Police)Anyone attending is also asked to "bring their memories of Alfie or messages of support" and "pictures of blue teddy blue or blue hearts", which is to be passed on to the family.

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Blue hearts became the symbol to remember Alfie after he was murdered at his home in Vashon Drive, Droitwich, in February 2021. 

Dirk Howell, 41, of Princip Street, Birmingham, was found guilty of murdering Alfie while the boy's mother Carla Scott, 35, was found guilty of manslaughter after a six-week trial. 

Howell was jailed for life for murder with a minimum term of 32 years while Scott was jailed for 27 years, serving at least 17, last month.

The trial heard Alfie Steele died after being subjected to child abuse including beatings by belts. 

A post-mortem examination revealed Alfie had 50 injuries all over his body and the court heard only a handful could be put down to usual childhood bumps and scrapes.

At the pair's sentencing, His Honourable Judge Mark Wall KC said: "There is nothing that this court can do to return Alfie to those who love him.

"All it can do is to punish those responsible for causing their loss."