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Vigil held in memory of teenager Liam Smith

The 16-year-old’s body was found in a wooded area in Aberdeenshire on Friday March 22.

The 16-year-old was reported as missing in November (Police Scotland/PA)
The 16-year-old was reported as missing in November (Police Scotland/PA)

A candlelit vigil has been held in Aberdeen in memory of Liam Smith.

Crowds gathered in darkness around a fountain in the city’s Broad Street at around 8pm on Saturday, to pay their respects to the teenager who was confirmed as being dead last week.

The body of the 16-year-old was found after more than four months of being missing, in a wooded area south of Banchory, Aberdeenshire.

Tonight we Have lit 🔥 a candle 🕯 To Remember Liam Smith. We ask if you can share this as far and wide Around the world 🌍...

Posted by Aberdeen Guardian on Saturday, March 30, 2019

Speeches were given to the hundreds who turned up, which spoke of caring for each other and living life to its best.

Friends were among those at the scene outside Marischal College and his family sent their regards.

A two-minute silence was also held at 8.15pm.

The teenager was last seen alive boarding a bus in Aberdeen on November 17 last year.

A member of the public discovered his body and Police Scotland confirmed on Monday it was that of the missing schoolboy.

Specialist resources including a police helicopter, search dogs, and the dive and marine unit had been deployed in the search for Liam.

Police Scotland said there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

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