Friends will gather together in Abington Park today to remember Northampton teenager Emmerson Thompson.
A memorial event has been organised for 2pm today (Friday) to remember Emmerson, 15, who went missing from his home in Stimpson Avenue a week ago.
The Weston Favell Academy pupil left home telling his dad that he was going to a chip shop and later staying at a friend’s house.
The alarm was raised on Saturday after it was discovered he had not stayed with his friend.
A body, believed to be Emmerson’s, was found at Weston Mill, near Riverside Retail Park, shortly after 2pm on Monday.
Tributes began flooding in on a Facebook page which was set up by his closest friends, which now has more than 1,000 members.
Will Grosvenor, who is helping to organise the event, said: “After the horrific news about Emmerson’s body being found, I think it’s only out of respect to him and his family that we gather in Abington Park around the bandstand on Friday at 2pm (a week from when he went missing).
“On this day we shall lay flowers, cards, photos, candles, and anything else we could remember him by around the bandstand for everyone to see. Also I ask anyone and everyone who was close and wish to say something to everyone, please do so as sharing our memories will help us come together and remember the much beloved Emmerson Thompson. May his spirit live on in our hearts.”
Emmerson had just completed his GCSEs and was due to return to Weston Favell Academy in September to start his A-levels.
Emmerson has been described as an ‘intelligent, lovely young man’ who was loved by everyone.