A MEMORIAL built in tribute to Red Arrow Jon Egging is to be moved this summer - more than a year after it was threatened by a massive landslip.

The five metre tall sculpture, which features three glass planes and stainless steel contrails embedded with red, white and blue glass discs, was unveiled at a ceremony in August 2012.

However, in April 2016, tonnes of rock and rubble just yards from the memorial plunged onto Bournemouth promenade as a large section of the East Cliff collapsed.

The cliff-top pathway and steps near the artwork were ripped apart in the landslip, and a cafe toilet block at the base of the cliffs was destroyed.

The East Cliff lift was also badly damaged.

As a result, the memorial is inaccessible and has to be moved elsewhere, although council officials have not yet confirmed the exact new location.

A spokesperson said: "Plans are underway for the move of the memorial.

"Details are being finalised with the family of Flt Lt Egging."

The sculpture will be moved west along the East Cliff, it was said.

"Relocation is due to take place in August, in readiness for the anniversary of Jon's death and before the 2017 Air Festival," the spokesperson added.

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, who was 33, died when his Hawk T1 aircraft crashed following a display at the 2011 Bournemouth Air Festival.

The memorial was created by Tim Ward of Circling the Square and designed by Kinson Primary School students Penny Vallier and George Cutler, then aged 10 and nine.

When it was officially unveiled, Councillor John Beesley, leader of Bournemouth Borough Council, said it would serve as a "long-standing mark of respect from the people of Bournemouth".

Their design was chosen following a competition held at schools in the town.