Jacob Crompton: Prayers and moment of reflection at vigil held for missing Nottinghamshire teenager

Friends and family will gather to pray for the safety of Jacob Crompton, who went missing a month ago. Police continue to search for the young man who was last seen in the early hours of Sunday, March 24.

The 19-year-old was reported missing after a night out in Retford, and his disappearance has triggered widespread land and river searches.

Friends, family and colleagues have been invited to a church service to show support for the young man's family and join in with a silent prayer and moment reflection in the weeks since his disappearance.

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"Jacob’s disappearance has left his parents, siblings and wider family circle utterly devastated. On March 24 without warning, their world came crashing down around them," a statement on the Find Jacob Facebook page read.

"This coming Wednesday, April 24, it will be one month since Jacob disappeared. On the evening of Wednesday, April 24th, we are inviting Jacob’s extended family, friends, colleagues and the wider community to join together at St Joseph’s Church, Babworth Road, Retford, between 7.30pm and 9pm.

"Open to all, whatever your religious beliefs, you are invited to join us and show your support for Jacob’s family, to pray silently or simply to sit and hold Jacob and his family in your thoughts, for five minutes or the whole evening."

In an update on the investigation, a spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said: "Land and river searches are still taking place daily looking for missing Jacob and we are keeping the family updated."

Pictures of Jacob and the trainers he was wearing
Jacob was wearing a distinctive pair of trainers when he was last seen -Credit:Nottinghamshire Police

His mum Nicola Crompton said the disappearance was "completely out of character for him not to return home after a night out". The 19-year-old is around 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build, with short, dark, mousy hair. He was last seen wearing a North Face anorak, a hoodie, jeans and distinctive navy blue Nike Air Max trainers.

Nottinghamshire Police previously said that it was thought Jacob had walked towards King's Park in Retford at around 12.22am on March 24, with a member of the public seen on CCTV walking the same route. Footage around where Jacob was last seen showed a grey Vauxhall Corsa and a person walking towards the park at around 2am, with the vehicle entering an adjacent car park at the front of Sports Direct at 2.03am.

At the time of Jacob's disappearance, the force said there was nothing to suggest that Jacob's disappearance was suspicious. Those who have seen Jacob, or who have any information on where he is, are being asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 299 of March 24.