BOSSES behind a Halloween themed music event in Southampton have scrapped their plans for a character named “Lucy”, as a sign of respect to a murdered city schoolgirl.

Festival goers during Elrow’s Horroween event this weekend were set to solve the mystery of a girl called “Lucy”.

Elrow, famous for its Ibiza nightclub events, have revealed they are going to be removing all mention of “Lucy” from the show, which takes place at Mayflower from 1-11pm tomorrow.

After hearing news of murdered schoolgirl Lucy McHugh, Elrow took immediate action to remove all mentions of their character, stating that it was based on a Spanish Nickelodeon character.

“There is no connection whatsoever between the character from Elrow and Lucy McHugh. This show theme was also devised back in June and to put it into perspective, the character is actually based on a Spanish Nickleodeon character.” Stated an Elrow representative.

They added: “Elrow are aware of the news story and will be removing any mention of ‘Lucy’ as a sign of respect and to avoid any confusion, it was pure chance that there was a connection in the first place.”

Lucy McHugh’s mum Stacey White said that she was “very moved by what they have done.” She added: “The consideration is greatly appreciated, and we value what they have done.”

The community will be coming together to remember the murdered Southampton teenager tomorrow, and raise money for charity.

The fundraiser at Mansel Park Pavillion in Evenlode Road, Southampton, will start at 2pm running throughout the afternoon, and will feature music, a cake sale and several food stalls selling candy floss, popcorn and hotdogs.

The event will help raise money to provide bereavement support for parents who have lost their children prematurely, and to support charities which protect children.

Part of the money raised will go towards Lucy’s Garden, the memorial garden set to be created at Redbridge Community school in honour of the 13-year-old who’s body was found at Southampton Sports centre on July 26.

Elrow have teamed up with Above Bar Street Nightclub Switch, to offer 6000 partygoers a day of DJ’s as well as Halloween themed activities in their 10-hour daytime extravaganza.

There will be performances from the masked German DJ Claptone, who became popular after his remix of Gregory Porter’s “Liquid Spirit”. He is joined in the line-up by DJ Melé, who’s music is inspired by Brazillian beats and hip hop and classic house music.

Young Southampton DJ Ronnie Spiteri, performing back to back with Collective States, Ibiza based Spanish DJ Marc Maya, Italian upcoming Tech-house and techno star Eddy M, plus his special guest Fisher, as well as German techno DJ Tom Clark are all set perform at Mayflower Park tomorrow as well.

Investigations into the death of Lucy are still ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call 101 and quote Operation Refund.