Blackpool tower will be lit in pink from 6.30pm tonight to lend support to the family of missing Welsh 5-year-old April Jones.
People will be letting off lanterns and balloons. Organisers hope it will let April's family know they are thinking of them.
– Bill Hudson, Chairman of the Magistrates bench
"We have listened to the evidence in what can only be described as a disgusting and despicable crime that the bench finds was completely abhorrent.
"The words and references used... are nothing less than shocking, so much so that no right thinking person in society should have communicated to them such fear and distress.
"The reason for the sentence is the seriousness of the offence, the public outrage that has been caused and we felt there was no other sentence this court could have passed which conveys to you the abhorrence that many in society feel this crime should receive."
Matthew Woods, 19, from Chorley in Lancashire, has been jailed for 12 weeks after admitting making grossly offensive comments on his Facebook page about missing 5-year-old April Jones.
He made a number of derogatory and explicit posts about April and Madeline McCann.
A man from Chorley has admitted making offensive comments on Facebook about the missing 5-year-old April Jones.
Matthew Wood, 20, pleaded guilty to posting 'grossly offensive' material at Chorley Magistrates Court.
April went missing in her home town of Machynlleth a week ago.
A man from Chorley will appear in court this morning after abusive comments were posted online about missing April Jones.
The schoolgirl disappeared a week ago.
Matthew Wood, who is 20, has been charged with making offensive remarks on Facebook
A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: "Matthew Wood, 20, of Eaves Lane, Chorley is charged under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 with sending by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive.
"He will appear at Chorley Magistrates on Monday"
Police in Lancashire are hunting a man from Chorley who posted "sick" comments about missing schoolgirl April Jones online.
His comments sparked an angry backlash on Facebook.
A vigilante group is reported to have called at the man's parents' house in Chorley.
Lancashire Police confirmed it was investigating the comments and was looking for a man in connection with their inquiry.