Service of celebration held in memory of Montgomery teenager James Corfield

A service has taken place to celebrate the life of a Montgomery teenager whose body was found in Builth Wells last month.

James Corfield, 19, was reported missing after failing to meet his family at the Royal Welsh Show, where he had been camping with friends.

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Inquest into the death of James Corfield opened and adjourned

An inquest into the death of 19-year-old James Corfield whose body was found in Builth Wells last month has been opened and adjourned.

Credit: Family photo

The teenager from Montgomery was reported missing on Tuesday 25 July after failing to meet his family at the Royal Welsh Show, where he had been camping with friends.

The cause of his death is yet to be determined.

Another hearing will take place at Welshpool Coroner's Court in November this year.

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Search continues for 19-year-old missing from Royal Welsh Show

19-year-old James Corfield was camping at the agricultural festival with friends Credit: Dyfed Powys Police / Family photo

Police officers are continuing their search for a 19-year-old man who went missing at the Royal Welsh Show.

James Corfield from Montgomery, was camping at the show with friends.

He was reported missing on Tuesday 25th July after failing to meet his family.

James was last seen at the White Horse pub in Builth Wells at around midnight on Monday 24th July.

He is described as being 6ft 2 inches tall, of slim build, with short brown hair, and was last seen wearing a blue shirt and jeans.

Officers from South Wales police and Devon and Cornwall police are currently conducting searches on land, water, and from the air.

Mr Corfield's family made an emotional plea for help earlier this week.

On Saturday hundreds of people gathered in James' home town of Montgomery in a show of support for his family.

Anyone with any information is asked to come forward.

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Search resumes for teenager who disappeared at Royal Welsh Show

A search has resumed this morning for a Montgomery teenager who went missing at the Royal Welsh Show.

James Corfield, 19, was last seen at the White Horse pub in Builth Wells at around midnight on Monday.

James Corfield, 19, went missing at the Royal Welsh Show this week. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police / Family

A Dyfed Powys Police spokesperson said volunteers gathered at around 9am this morning to begin another day of searching.

Mountain rescue teams and Mid & West Wales Fire service have also been briefed.

Family of missing 19-year-old say they are 'desperate for news'

James was last seen at the White Horse pub in Builth Wells, at around midnight on Monday. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Police are still searching for missing 19-year-old James Corfield, from Montgomery, who went missing at the Royal Welsh Show.

James was last seen at the White Horse pub in Builth Wells, at around midnight on Monday.

His family say they are beside themselves and are "desperate for news."

He was in Builth Wells for the Royal Welsh Show and was camping with friends. We are desperate as a family for any small piece of information that anyone may have regarding his whereabouts.

We are beside ourselves as a family and are desperate for news. We are incredibly grateful for the volunteers who are helping to search for him.

We are asking people to look at James' pictures and try to remember where they have seen him. He was last seen wearing a royal blue Abercrombie polo shirt with a white logo, dark blue jeans and light brown deck shoes.

We love you James, please come back safe.

– Gill Corfield, James’ aunt
From L-R: John Davies RWS Chair, Superintendent Huw Meredith, James's aunt, Gill Corfield and James's uncle, David Corfield Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The police have thanked the public for their help and have asked locals to check their gardens, sheds and any outbuildings for signs of James.

James was reported missing yesterday afternoon after he didn’t turn up to meet his family at the Royal Welsh Show. We know that James was last seen at around midnight on Monday the 24th of July, at the White Horse public house.

We have now been searching for James for over 24 hours and are growing increasingly concerned.

I would like to reassure the public that Police Officers are following all possible lines of enquiry and are being assisted by specialist search teams around Builth Wells, today.

Updates on the investigation will be released on official police accounts.

– Superintendent Huw Meredith, Dyfed Powys Police
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