DEVASTATED communities have come together to mourn the loss of a Cheshire dad who 'touched the hearts of many'.

It comes after a body of a man was found in Flint over the weekend, who was named locally as missing Jamie Grimwood.

Jamie Grimwood, 23, from Runcorn, went missing on Monday, August 23 and a major search was launched.

North Wales Police said a body was found on Saturday evening on land near where he went missing.

The Flint community came together on Monday evening to pay their respects to the family, with people coming from Mr Grimwood's hometown and further afield.

Dozens of flowers and candles have been left in the area and a balloon release was held in memory of the dad-of-one.

A Facebook Page 'Remembering Jamie Grimwood' was launched and hundreds of tributes have been pouring in.

One person posted: "Rest easy Jamie. Like many others, I didn't know you either, but the impact your disappearance has had on our family has been huge. I'm a mum of 4 boys myself and I'm just so gutted for your family that we couldn't have done more to help find you.

"Your son will grow up to know how loved and special his daddy was, I'm very sure of that.

"To Jamie's family, it has been very clear from the beginning how much of a caring, loving and strong unit you all are and how much Jamie meant to you all. You've shown nothing but love, dignity, solidarity, composure and gratitude at a time when your lives have been torn apart.

"I admire you all and I truly hope you all get the answers that you deserve. Take some time for yourselves and know that you'll always have a special place in our hearts."

Another said: "Jamie you've touched so many of us from Flint mate, it feels like we've lost a brother, your family are so lovely, I hope we've done you proud, fly high mate."

Sharon Lloyd joined the balloon release and said it was a lovely turnout.

She said: "Our condolences to the family. It was kind of them to let us all join them. Being a mother of a child the same age it hit home."

A GoFundMe page has also been set up in Jamie's memory, with more than £4,000 already being raised to help his family.

The page said: "On behalf of the people of Flint, we have set up this page purely to help ease the pain and stress for Jamie's family.

"As a town Flint always finds a way of coming together and helping and supporting anyone who needs us.

"Thank you to everyone who helped search, share his image and spread the news.

"We all appreciate every single one of you, reading all of your kind words is such a comfort."

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