Memorial service for Ciaran Sweeney

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A memorial service for tragic teen Ciaran Sweeney will take place in Forest Town this week.

The body of the 14-year-old from Mansfield’s Oak Tree estate was found in a quarry in October.

Ciaran’s disappearance sparked a large scale search operation aided by hundreds of members of the local community and his school, the Samworth Church Academy.

A private funeral was held but his family has now organised the service at St Alban’s Church with an open invitation.

Ciaran’s mother, Rheane O’Neill contacted the Chad and said: “There’s been an announcement at Ciaran’s school so they can say their farewells.

“We wanted his funeral to be a private affair, but there were so many people involved in the search for him, this is people’s chance to say goodbye.”

Ciaran’s body was found in a gravel pit off Southwell Road by a police underwater unit weeks after he was reported missing.

He was identified through DNA testing.

A post-mortem has since failed to reveal the cause of his death.

The service will be held Wednesday 27th November, and will start at 7pm.