A SOCIAL media campaign will take place tonight recreating the last known movements of Rory Johnson Hatfield.

Rory was 29 when he went missing on a night out in York on Thursday, November 19, 2015, and was last seen in the early hours of November 20, 2015.

To mark the third anniversary of his disappearance, North Yorkshire Police have rereleased the last confirmed CCTV footage of Rory, and appealed for anyone with information to contact them, and will post updates on Twitter and Facebook throughout the night using #Rory2015 in an effort to jog the memories of people who may have been out that night.

Superintendent Allan Wescott, senior investigating officer said people must come forward, even they are not sure of the importance of their information.

He said: "While I appreciate we are asking people to cast their minds back three years, there were some events going on in the city that may jog people’s memory and help them recall where they were and what they were doing on the evening of Thursday, November 19, or the early hours of Friday, November 20, 2015.

"Someone may have the smallest amount of information, that they believe is of no significance, that may actually unlock the answer to some of the questions we continue to have about that night. I also ask on behalf of the family, if anyone has received any information since the night he went missing, which may assist us in our continued efforts to search for Rory, please get in touch with police."

Police said Rory was last seen close to the River Ouse, and searches were carried out following his disappearance. However, the investigation into his disappearance remains live, and Rory is still considered a missing person.

November 19 was the opening night of Thor’s tipi bar in Parliament Street, the city’s Christmas lights were switched on that night and it was the first night of the York Christmas market.

Supt Wescott said: "A number of retail chalets are situated on the main shopping streets through York and free parking was on offer in council car parks. There would have also been late night shopping with a number of stores staying open in the city.

"I’d ask the public to try and recall their movements that night and if they remember anything at all which would assist our investigation, to please contact police on 101 and pass that information to the Force Control Room. Rory’s parents, Liz and Doug remain desperate for information as to his whereabouts and North Yorkshire Police continue to search for Rory. Please quote reference 12150207141. If you would prefer to pass the information to Crimestoppers, they can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Rory's last known movements

Rory is white, 5ft 11in tall, slim build, with short blond hair.

On the night he went missing he was wearing a round-neck dark coloured top, blue jeans and white and navy trainers.

  • At 12.32am he was seen heading into York with a friend, walking along Tower Street, past Clifford’s Tower.
  • Six minutes later at 12.38am, the same CCTV camera picked him up on his own, leaving the city centre on the other side of Tower Street and crossing Skeldergate Bridge towards the Skeldergate/Terry Avenue area of York.
  • Another CCTV camera picked Rory up a few minutes later at City Mills flats, on the other side of the river. This is the last known sighting of Rory.

Police said they still want to hear from anyone who can help fill in the six minute gap between Rory heading into York and back out, along Tower Street and as he made his way over Skeldergate Bridge.

To take part in the social media reconstruction, follow @NYorksPolice and the hashtag #Rory2015 or go to facebook.com/NorthYorkshirePolice using the hashtag #Rory2015.