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Missing Jay Slater in Tenerife LIVE updates as search enters 19th day

The search for Jay Slater has begun its 19th day as the teenager’s family has slammed trolls online.

The 19-year-old, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, disappeared on the Spanish island on June 17. He was last seen leaving an Airbnb in the north of the island, close to the village of Masca, at around 8am that morning.




The teenager, who was on holiday with his pals Lucy Law, 18, and Brad Hargreaves, 19, had previously been partying at the Papagayo nightclub in Playa de las Americas, before leaving the event with two British men to go back to the rented property. His last known location was the Rural de Teno Park in the north of the Canary Island – which was about an 11-hour walk back to his accommodation.

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At around 8.30am on the morning of his disappearance, Jay called Lucy to say he was in the middle of nowhere, trying to get home with no water and 1 per cent on his phone battery. That was the last time anyone heard from him.

On Friday, his friend, Brad Hargreaves, hit out at trolls and said those thinking he had some part to play in Jay’s disappearance is ‘beyond me’. He also appeared to dismiss a theory that has been widely spread on social media that Tenerife’s drug scene could have played a role in Jay’s disappearance – including accusing the 19-year-old’s friends of being ‘drug mules’.

It came on the same day as a chilly new theory emerged from an army officer who believed Jay’s mobile thrown ‘may have been thrown’ prior to his disappearance.

Jay’s devastated family, including his mum Debbie Duncan, dad Warren Slater and older brother Zak, remain in Tenerife as they continue to search for answers into his disappearance.

On Thursday, Debbie issued a new statement where she slammed trolls who have posted conspiracy theories about her son’s disappearance online. She said the family ‘were not in Tenerife for a holiday’ – read in full what she said here.

Earlier this week, TV investigator Mark Williams-Thomas, who has been out in Tenerife, said the teen had allegedly ‘taken a £12,000 Rolex’ before he went missing and was ‘scared’ when he left the Airbnb.

And the last man who saw Jay Slater alive has broken his silence with the British teenager missing for over two weeks. Today, one of the men who invited him back to the Airbnb, Ayub Qassim, said: “He came to my Airbnb alive and he left my Airbnb alive.”

“I let the geezer stay at mine because he had nowhere else to go, his friends had all left him. I know Jay, through friends, I’m not going to bring someone back to mine if I don’t know them,” he added.

Jay’s parents Debbie Duncan and Warren Slater

“I’m doing the geezer a favour and now my face is all over the news. It’s a bit mental. I haven’t even done anything.”

After almost two weeks of hunting for the teenager in vast and mountainous terrain, police called off the search on the ground for him early this week. On June 30, they said officers would continue to act on any tip-offs or other information that came in but the active work that has been ongoing since the apprentice bricklayer was reported missing would cease.

On Monday, detectives told a judge they have found no evidence of a crime in relation to Jay’s disappearance and are treating it as a missing persons inquiry.

Follow our live blog below for the latest updates and developments.


Jay Slater’s family members on confusion that Jay has not stuck to a path while being lost in the treacherous mountainous region

We’ll be back tomorrow morning with more updates as we get them on the Jay Slater missing case. We leave you tonight with the words of Jay Slater’s uncle, who has shared his devastation at the disappearance of the 19-year-old.

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The terrifying moment Jay Slater’s family stopped looking, and were forced to save themselves

Jay Slater’s uncle has spoken out about the nightmarish moment he had to stop looking for his nephew – instead having to save himself from the same unforgiving terrain where the teenager is lost.

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Jay’s family says this thing is ‘straight away, just suspicious in itself’

Speaking about the online trolls spreading sick rumours, Mr Duncan said he was suspicious of the rural Airbnb where Jay stayed the night before he went missing: “I’m not on social media or anything so I can just block it out. It’s the world we live in. If he’s gone on a trail like a path like this and he’s got lost there or fallen down I think he would have been found by now. I’ve been thinking third party involvement from the start. There’s just some things that have already been out there. Why would two lads hire a villa up here? They’re down on the strip, you know what it’s like down there.

“There’s millions of apartments and hotels down there in Los Cristianos and Las Americas. Straight away, that’s just suspicious in itself. Then apparently one who has been found came out and said he arrived alive and left alive. That line in itself is suspicious. The fact he has come out and said all his mates have left him and he had nowhere to go, he was 10 minutes from his apartment in Los Cristianos. He’s not stupid. If he didn’t have a room key he could have gone to reception for a replacement.”

‘I feel like marching down there myself and bursting into the police station’

Jay’s uncle, Glen Duncan, has hit out at the Spanish police in charge of the investigation into the teenager’s disappearance.

He said: “I don’t know what the police are taking seriously. I don’t know if they’re following up every single lead. I feel like marching down there myself and bursting into the police station.

“What are they actually doing now, the police, I mean they’re not searching with the helicopter are they? Are they doing door to door inquiries or sitting there looking at CCTV images?”

‘This baffled me from day one’, Jay Slater’s uncle speaks

Jay’s uncle, Glen Duncan has also questioned why the two Airbnb men were ruled irrelevant by Spanish cops so early on: “It baffled me from day one. How can you say they have no relevance when they are two of the last people to see him alive. It doesn’t make sense. I can’t get my head around it.

“It’s like if one of you guys going missing now and letting the rest of you fly home and say we’re not bothered about it. It’s a massive let down. It’s one of them too – you don’t want to give them a hammering. I can’t step on their toes.

“We need to keep good relations. That’s why it’s just so awkward I want to keep it out there. There’s 10 of us out today. I don’t know how long we’re going to be out here for. How long’s a piece of string? (Jay’s mum and dad) Debbie and Warren won’t be going anywhere.”

‘I’ve been thinking third party involvement from the start’ – Jay’s family member’s theory on where the teenager is

Speaking about the online trolls spreading sick rumours, Jay’s uncle Glen Duncan said: “I’m not on social media or anything so I can just block it out. It’s the world we live in. If he’s gone on a trail like a path like this and he’s got lost there or fallen down I think he would have been found by now.

“I’ve been thinking third party involvement from the start. There’s just some things that have already been out there.

“Why would two lads hire a villa up here? They’re down on the strip, you know what it’s like down there.

“There’s millions of apartments and hotels down there in Los Cristianos and Las Americas. Straight away, that’s just suspicious in itself. Then apparently one who has been found came out and said he arrived alive and left alive. That line in itself is suspicious. The fact he has come out and said all his mates have left him and he had nowhere to go, he was 10 minutes from his apartment in Los Cristianos. He’s not stupid. If he didn’t have a room key he could have gone to reception for a replacement.”

Missing Persons Tenerife group skyrockets

The Missing Persons Tenerife Facebook Group has skyrocketed from 340 members to almost 8,000 in a fortnight.

Most, but not all of those joining are British nationals, some of whom are worried about their safety in visiting Tenerife, as well as those having an interest in the Jay Slater case.

Its admin, Deborah Clarke-Topper, said the spike meant other historical missing persons cases are gaining attention.

She told The Independent: “It is clear that the coverage of the case is building a perception that Tenerife is not a safe destination, and that the police do not act as favourably toward Britons on holiday as they would their own citizens.

“However, I am sure that the Spanish police are extremely earnest in their investigation and reaching a conclusion to it is what they want, regardless of the nationality of the missing person. As long as the case remains unresoved there will be negative perception on the safety of holiday makers.”

‘I wasn’t even looking for my nephew, Jay, I was trying to find my own way out to safety’

Jay Slater’s uncle has described just how treacherous the area where the teenager is believed to have gone missing can be.

Jay’s uncle, Glen Duncan, said: “It’s so easy to get lost down there. There was a group of us and you can’t see anybody. It got to a point where I wasn’t even looking for my nephew, I was just trying to find my own way out to safety. If he has wandered off I just can’t see how he would wander all the way down there. When you’re lost you stick to a path. I don’t know if he was afraid of someone or something.”

Jay Slater’s family makes devastating Madeleine McCann comment

“We’re still holding onto hope – we have to because we don’t know,” says Jay’s uncle, Glen Duncan as the family make renewed efforts to search for the teenager – despite the Spanish police’s official search on the ground being called off.

“He’s not been found so you’ve got to cling on. I’m sure Madeleine McCann’s parents still cling onto that hope, that she’s somewhere on the other side of the world 20 years later.

“She’s never been found and there’s no proof of whatever has happened to her. It’s so treacherous down there. Look at the state of me. I’m not a climber, I’m not a hiker.”

‘Eerie signs of life’ in ravine where Jay vanished

The ravine where Jay Slater is believed to have gone missing is a barren and eerie expanse of land, but there are ‘signs of life’ that have spooked some searchers.

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‘It’s all a bit sketchy’, says Jay Slater’s uncle

Jay’s uncle, Glen Duncan, said they had heard little from the local police as the family get out on a renewed search to find the teenager: “Who knows what the police are doing out here, who knows? They’re not really in touch, it’s all a bit sketchy. They don’t give anything away. I was close to Jay.

“He was just a typical, great young lad with a massive circle of friends who loved the good time. He was looking forward to coming here. First lads holiday, we’ve all been there, haven’t we?”

Jay’s family launch fresh search

Glen Duncan, 41, brother of Jay’s mum Debbie, joined the search for the teenager, who has been missing for almost three weeks. He said it was “just torture” every day as the family desperately waits for news, the Mirror reports.

He said: “We’ve just been out with some Spanish volunteers. They’ve been through it by foot and the dogs, there’s obviously been areas searched by helicopter and drones. For me, he’s not up here. That’s what I get the impression of.”

Jay’s father and brother have returned to the search site

Jay Slater’s father and brother have been seen continuing their search for the missing 19-year-old in Tenerife’s Rural de Teno park.

The Mail Online has reported that Warren and Zak Slater returned to the gorge his phone was last located to with a small team of seven local hikers and a dog.

They searched for four hours in 25C heat.

Chilling ‘signs of life’ in eerie ravine where teen ‘vanished’

The ravine where Jay Slater vanished is barren and daunting, but ‘eerie signs of life’ have been spotted.

Jay’s loved ones have continued to search with the aid of a former British detective, while reporters have shared their experiences of the “unforgiving” terrain. Writing for MailOnline, journalist Fred Kelly said: “Sharp-needled cacti grow higher than a man’s head and there’s no sound other than the noise of geckos scuttling in the undergrowth and the distant howl of the wind above the ravine.”

Revealing old haunting signs of human life, he continued: “In a sinister twist, the Mail found eerie signs of life in one of two ruined homesteads in the ravine: shoelaces tied with twigs to form haunting symbols like something out of a horror film, empty water bottles, and – most strange of all – a set of clean women’s clothes.”

Rescue operation in Tenerife near Jay Slater search site as British girls discovered alone in parked car

Two British girls, including a baby, have been rescued after being discovered “abandoned” in a vehicle on the Spanish island of Tenerife. Local police in Arona reported that the children were found after a passer-by spotted a white Volkswagen Polo rental car parked in direct sunlight in Las Galletas, which is just an hour from where authorities are searching for missing British teenager Jay Slater.

The 34-year-old local resident noticed the two girls inside the car with its windows shut. According to the police, the older girl, aged seven, explained that their father had left them while he went for a haircut at a nearby shopping centre, but they were reluctant to leave the car despite being able to unlock it from the inside.

After the woman alerted emergency services, officers attempted to locate the father in the shopping centre, having found items linked to him in the car, including a bag with yoghurts and juices, once the girls allowed them access to the vehicle.

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Missing Jay Slater’s mum says ‘this is no holiday’ in distressing new statement from Tenerife

Earlier this week, Jay Slater’s mum hit out at trolls who have attacked her and her family as they remained in Tenerife desperately searching for the missing 19-year-old.

“This is no holiday,” she said.

More here.

Fundraising campaign now tops £50k

A fundraising campaign set up to support Jay Slater and his family has now topped the £50,000 mark.

Jay’s mother has revealed plans to withdraw some of the cash to fund the rescue efforts.

Jay, 19, an apprentice bricklayer from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, went missing on the holiday island of Tenerife on June 17 after attending the NRG dance festival. Officers have now called off their search.

In an update on the GoFundMe page mum Debbie posted: “First, I would like to thank everyone for your support, kind messages, and good wishes. It’s difficult to wrap our heads around what is happening right now, but we are not losing hope that we will find Jay and return home together.

“We are currently working with GoFundMe to withdraw part of the funds, which are being safely held. I wanted to share that these funds will be used to support the mountain rescue teams who are tirelessly searching for Jay.”

Mystery of missing Jay Slater has chilling echoes of case 20 years earlier

The mystery of missing Jay Slater has chilling echoes of the case 20 years earlier of a man who went missing on the Spanish island of Tenerife.

Apprentice bricklayer Jay, 19, disappeared on June 17 in the remote Rural de Teno area of Tenerife while holidaying for a three-day music festival with friends. The teen left his pals to travel to a quiet Airbnb with two other partygoers in the early hours of the Monday and attempted to walk back to his accommodation that morning.

Jay began the treacherous 11-hour trek on foot and called a friend to tell her that his phone was on one percent battery, he was thirsty and had cut his leg on a cactus.

Twenty years before Jay went missing in Tenerife, a young Brit, also from Lancashire, vanished on the island.

Promoter Kevin Ainley, 24, was from Fleetwood, Lancashire, and moved to the tourist area of Playa de las Americas three months before disappearing on June 14, 2004.

Latest statement from family

The last statement from missing Jay Slater’s family came on Friday.

They issued a new update to those following the case, sharing a heartfelt message on the official social media page about the search for the 19-year-old from Lancashire, who has now been missing for almost three weeks.

Jay’s mother, Debbie Duncan, shared her gratitude to a local hiking group for their relentless efforts in searching for her missing son.

A new post on the official Facebook page for the search for Jay stated: “Debbie and family would like to thank the local hiking group who have worked tirelessly planning routes and searching for Jay they are extremely overwhelmed with the kindness of them all.”

The full story is here

New photo of missing Jay Slater with friend

The last known person to speak to Jay Slater has shared a new photo of them together.

Jay, 19, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, has been missing in Tenerife since June 17. His friend Lucy Law has been a key figure in the efforts to find Jay over the last few weeks.

Lucy claims she spoke to Jay on the phone when he told her he planned to take the walk back from an Airbnb in the north of Tenerife to their accommodation in the south. Now, Lucy has shared a moving photo of the pair together on Instagram.

The photo includes a blue love heart and a crying face emoji. Jay was last heard from when he phoned Lucy to say he was “lost in the middle of nowhere”.

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Jay Slater’s friends hit back at ‘conspiracy theorists’

One of Jay Slater’s friends has hit back at conspiracy theories circulating on social media. Brad Hargreaves was one of Jay Slater’s pals who travelled out with him to Tenerife to attend the NRG music festival – and has found himself targeted by trolls on the internet sending him abuse.

Brad told his Instagram followers that those thinking he had some part to play in Jay’s disappearance is ‘beyond me’. He told those creating their own theories of what happened to Jay that they ‘need to know the facts before talking s*** on the internet’.

Brad added that the pair have been ‘mates for years, came on our first holiday together and unfortunately this has happened. We ain’t drug mules or whatever…’

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Police tell Jay Slater’s family they can use their own search and rescue teams

Police have told Jay Slater’s family that they can use their own search and rescue teams to look for the teenager ‘without any problem’.

The Guardia Civil has told Sky News that the family has to notify them of their plans to use search teams “for good management of information and resources” but they have not yet had a request.

Jay, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, disappeared on the Spanish island on June 17. He was last seen leaving an Airbnb in the north of the island, close to the village of Masca, at around 8am that morning.

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Ex-cop gives positive Jay Slater statement after Tenerife search for missing Brit ends

More than two-and-a-half weeks have passed since 19-year-old Jay Slater disappeared in Tenerife, but his loved ones continue to cling on to the hope of finding him safe.

Now a former police officer has shared his belief that the missing teenager could still be alive in the rugged hills of Tenerife, stating that it’s ‘certainly possible’. Jay, from Lancashire, disappeared during a holiday to the island with friends last month.

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Updates continue

We will be bringing you further updates on this story today as the search for missing Jay Slater enters it’s 19th day.

We’ll be back tomorrow with more updates as they happen

Signing off our coverage tonight on the search for 19-year-old Jay Slater. We will be back with more updates tomorrow morning as the teenager remains missing.

‘Jay’s phone may have been thrown’

‘He suggested, someone had thrown the phone into that growth’: All the details of new theory on Jay Slater’s last mobile ping can be read here.

A journalist covering Jay’s case in Tenerife, who had spoken to Spanish police and sleuths on the ground investigating his disappearance, has now highlighted a new theory that could explain why the teen’s phone last pinged in a dangerous mountainous area. After having a conversation with an ex-British Army officer, one reporter says Jay’s phone may have been thrown.

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Jay Slater’s family share their gratitude for this one group

Jay Slater’s family has issued a new update, sharing their gratitude for one particular group of people who have been out searching for Jay, almost three weeks on from his disappearance.

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Jay Slater’s friend debunks major theory circulating on social media

Jay Slater’s friend Brad Hargreaves, with whom he travelled out to Tenerife before going missing, has dismissed claims online that the friendship group who holidayed and partied together are ‘drug mules’.

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New heartfelt message from Jay Slater’s family as they update those following the case

Jay Slater’s mother has expressed her gratitude to a local hiking group for their relentless efforts in searching for her missing son.

A new post on an official Facebook page for the search for Jay stated: “Debbie and family would like to thank the local hiking group who have worked tirelessly planning routes and searching for Jay they are extremely overwhelmed with the kindness of them all.

“Thank you.”

‘We ain’t drug mules’ – Jay Slater’s friend takes aim at theories circulating on social media

Brad Hargreaves was one of Jay Slater’s pals who travelled out with him to Tenerife to attend the NRG music festival – and has found himself targeted by trolls on the internet sending him abuse.

Hitting back, he wrote a message on Instagram in which he took aim at the conspiracy theories circulating, the Independent has reported. “Thinkin I’m involved in it all is beyond me,” he wrote.

“We’ve been mates for years, came on our first holiday together and unfortunately this has happened. We ain’t drug mules or whatever…. peple need to know the facts before talking sh** on the internet…”

Tourist who let Jay stay at Airbnb breaks silence

Earlier this week, a British tourist who let Jay Slater stay at his Airbnb the night before he went missing broke his silence on what transpired that evening.

Ayub Qassim said he invited Jay back to his holiday home after a rave in Tenerife just hours before the 19-year-old disappeared on June 17.

Speaking to Mail Online, Qassim, 31, said:

“The only comment I have to make is that Jay came to the house alive, and he left the house alive.

“I let the geezer stay at mine because he had nowhere else to go, his friends had all left him.

“I know Jay, through friends, I’m not going to bring someone back to mine if I don’t know them. I’m doing the geezer a favour and now my face is all over the news. It’s a bit mental. I haven’t even done anything.”

Friend shares new photo of Jay

A friend of Jay Slater has shared a new photo together with him.

Lucy Law has been a key figure in efforts to find Jay since his disappearance last month. She hasn’t commented publicly about the missing case in more than two weeks, but has previously.

Lucy previously described her pal’s disappearacne as ‘suspicious and weird’.

Today, she shared a photo of her and Jay on Instagram, alongside a crying face and blue heart emojis, the Mirror reports.

Jay Slater with Lucy Law(Image: Instagram)

Army reservist says Jay Slater ‘could be alive’ and ‘eating plants’

An army reservist has said missing Jay Slater ‘could still be alive’ and ‘eating plants’ after vanishing on June 17.

Army reservist and search expert Juan García also said Spanish police may have called off the land search too early, the Independent reports.

García told The Times: “Two weeks is too premature to end the search.

“(Slater) could be alive somewhere — someone can drink from rainwater and eat plants.

“The family should not give up hope.”

The 53-year-old has called on Jay’s family to use part of the £49,000 donated on a GoFundMe page to fund an independent search for the teenager.

TikToker and hiker Callum Fahim back home in London after abandoning Jay Slater search

The TikToker and hiker Callum Fahim, who flew out to Tenerife to help search for Jay Slater, is back in London.

Callum flew home after insisting he hadn’t seen a penny of funds raised to support the search for the teenager via the GoFundMe page that has raised close to £50,000.

In response Jay’s family claim the teenager’s mum Debbie Duncan gave Callum £740 of her own money for his accommodation.

The family also told Sky News: “We appreciate every single person who’s come out. He’s a hiker. We don’t need hikers, we need experts.”

Callum is now back in London, according to the Independent.

Asked if searching helped him understand what was going Jay’s mind, Callum told the Independent:

“Truthfully coming up that mountain as you get up further it gets hot, the air gets really thin and you struggle to breathe, then it turns hot then cold then hot again.

“It makes you think you’re really ill – like you have some horrendous fever.

“I don’t think personally without transport or a phone you could make it up here. You go into the middle of it the road vanishes and all you can see is the volcano.

“I would be confused if I didn’t know where I was going. I’m not scared. I always say, ‘I look a little soft but I can handle myself 100%.’”

Jay Slater’s family planning UK fundraisers to keep search going

Jay Slater’s family are planning to host a series of UK fundraisers to keep the search for the teenager going.

The Sun reports that the family is discussing plans to hold a series of events in Jay’s hometown that could help support the effort in Tenerife after they were “blindsided” by the search conclusion. Speaking to the publication, a source close to the family said friends are “hoping to go further and try to raise money in any way they can”.

They said:

“Some of his pals are discussing holding events to get funds together to keep the search alive for him. There are a lot of people who are coming forward saying they’d like to be involved and his pals are also planning to speak to local businesses, like pubs, and shops to see if they can help support them in any way.

“It will be big boost for Jay’s parents. They are determined to keep boots on the ground in Tenerife for as long as possible now that the police have officially ended their search.”

TV detective debunks theory after ‘distressing’ video does rounds

A TV detective who flew to Tenerife to help with the search for Jay Slater has spoken out to debunk a new theory after a ‘distressing’ video began doing the rounds online.

British detective Mark Williams-Thomas has addressed the video after people began to claim the clip showed Jay.

Mr Williams-Thomas says the video is not recent – and therefore cannot be the missing teen.

He said:

“Lots of people are contacting us about a distressing video that is circulating.

“The video was first posted on a social media site nine years ago and therefore cannot be Jay Slater.”

Exactly what Jay Slater’s family said in response to TikToker amid row

The family of Jay Slater have hit back at TikTok star Callum Fahim who has insisted he hasn’t seen a penny of funds raised to support the search for the teenager.

In response Jay’s family claim the teenager’s mum Debbie Duncan gave Callum £740 of her own money for his accommodation.

The family also told Sky News:

“We appreciate every single person who’s come out. He’s a hiker. We don’t need hikers, we need experts.”

They say relations with the TikToker, who ‘came out on his own accord’, turned ‘bitter’ after they refused to give him any more cash. “This is about Jay and he’s still missing and we’ve got people crying about money. It’s nothing to do with money,” the family added.

The family continued: “We’re not sat here doing nothing. We’re doing everything we possibly can to find Jay. We can’t go off down hills climbing on our own,” they said. “We wouldn’t like to be responsible for anyone hurting themselves.”

The Guardia Civil says Jay Slater’s family can use own search teams “without any problem”

The Guardia Civil has told Sky News that Jay Slater’s family can use their own search teams ‘without any problem’.

Jay’s family previously told Sky News they want to use some of the money from the GoFundMe page, which has raised almost £50,000 following the teenager’s disappearance, to pay for specialist search and rescue teams – but were waiting for permission from the authorities.

The Guardia Civil has told Sky News today (Friday) that the family has to notify them of their plans to use search teams “for good management of information and resources” but they have not yet had a request.

Police say Jay Slater’s family can use their own search teams

Police have told Jay Slater’s family that search teams from other places can come ‘without any problem’.

The Guardia Civil has told Sky News that the family has to notify them “for good management of information and resources” but they have not yet had a request.

It comes after a dispute between the family and TikToker Callum Fahim, who flew to Tenerife to help look for Jay but later quit the search after receiving death threats.

Callum claims he has not seen any of the money raised from the GoFundMe page and plans to return to the UK after spending two weeks in Spain.

He said:

“I haven’t had anything from the GoFundMe. We have not had a bit of essentials paid for.

“I’ve never had any money from them whatsoever or even offers to go and pick anything up. If they had offered it, personally I would’ve said maybe a bit of a treat at the end of the week, but don’t worry about it.”

Callum told Sky News that he paid to fly to Tenerife himself and after a ‘long conversation’ with Jay’s mum Debbie Duncan.

“It’s getting very out of control. The situation here is very dangerous at the moment.

“I have had death threats. I had a long conversation with her (Ms Duncan) and decided I’m withdrawing.”

Exactly what Jay’s friend Lucy Mae Law said on his disappearance as she releases new photo

Lucy Law has been a key figure in the efforts to find Jay over the last few weeks. Today (Friday) she shared a new picture of them together.

Lucy hasn’t commented publicly about the missing case in more than two weeks, but has previously.

Here is everything she has said on Jay’s disappearance

In an interview on July 18, Lucy said:

“He’s gone on a night out, he’s gone to a friend’s house, someone that he has met on holiday. One of the people he has met has hired a car out of here, so he’s driven them back to his apartment and Jay has gone there not realising how far away it is. He’s ended up out in the middle of nowhere.

“Jay was obviously thinking he would be able to get home from there. But then in the morning he’s set off walking, using his Maps on his phone and ended up in the middle of mountains with nothing around. He rang me at about 8 o’clock morning saying his phone was on 1 percent. He said ‘I don’t know where I am, I need a drink and my phone is about to die’.”

Lucy managed to locate the Airbnb on the day of Jay’s vanishing, after using markers in Jay’s last Snapchat image. She approached the two men who were still inside the property.

She said:

“We managed to find the house. I knocked on the door and there were two people there.” They said Jay had gone out for a cigarette before going back in and saying he wanted to go home.

“They told me he’d spoken to the next-door neighbours and they’d told him there was a bus every 10 minutes back down to Los Cristianos,” said Lucy. “The bus stop was right next to the house. So obviously if he’d gone to get the bus he wouldn’t have got lost because it (the stop) was visible from the front door.”

Lucy previously described the situation as “weird”.

She said:

“There’s something weird going on. It is suspicious. In two days you’re telling me someone’s not seen him. There’s a restaurant 10 minutes away that he would have seen or walked past. It’s suspicious and it’s weird.”

She continued: “Fair enough it didn’t open for another two hours but if that were me I would have sat and waited at the restaurant till it opened. As soon as it opened I would have said, ‘Please can you put my phone on charge’ and then I would have rung someone, I would have rung a taxi.”

Experts climbers are ‘still searching with the backing of Jay’s family’

A journalist covering Jay’s case in Tenerife has revealed that expert climbers are ‘still searching with the backing of Jay’s family’.

Reporter Nick Pisa told GB News that despite the Civil Guard’s active search ending climbers are still hunting for the teenager.

The reporter said of one:

“I must admit, I’ve seen him up there several times, and he seems to be the more serious.”

‘He suggested, someone had thrown the phone into that growth’: All the details of new theory on Jay Slater’s last mobile ping

A journalist covering Jay’s case in Tenerife, who has spoken to Spanish police and sleuths on the ground, has said he believes the 19-year-old’s phone may have been thrown.

After having a conversation with an ex-British Army officer, reporter Nick Pisa believes Jay’s phone may have been thrown into the undergrowth.

Here is everything he told GB News:

“We’re not obviously being kept up to speed, but (the former officer) did tell me that he thought where the ping came from was rather surprising because it was really steep to get to, and it was covered in undergrowth and cacti.

“He said to get there you’d have to need a machete. Or he suggested, someone had thrown the phone into that growth.”

Worrying new theory over Jay Slater’s phone

A journalist in Tenerife has discussed a concerning new theory that could explain the GPS location of Jay Slater’s phone.

The teenager’s phone last ‘pinged’ in the Parque Rural de Teno nature reserve.

It’s the location where Spanish police went on to focus their search for the Lancashire lad.

But reporter Nick Pisa, who has spoken to Spanish police and detectives, has highlighted a theory that was raised by a former Army officer.

He believes Jay’s phone could have been thrown into the terrain – leading the search into chaos.

“We’re not obviously being kept up to speed,” he told GB News.

“But (the former officer) did tell me that he thought where the ping came from was rather surprising because it was really steep to get to, and it was covered in undergrowth and cacti.

“He said to get there you’d have to need a machete. Or he suggested, someone had thrown the phone into that growth.”

‘I’d climb that hill and find him’

The family of Jay Slater have continued their efforts to find the missing teenager despite police calliong off the search last weekend.

02.07.2024. JAY SLATER missing Brit in Tenerife. Local headquarters of the Guardia Civil Spanish police.. Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife. Jay’s parents Warren Slater and Debbie Duncan leaving the Police headquarters after spending several hours liasing with police. ©Stan Kujawa(Image: Stan Kujawa)

Warren Slater, Jay’s dad, spoke of feeling like the family has no choice but to walk the treacherous terrain of rural Tenerife themselves in order to find him.

At the ravine where officers had been looking, Warren said this week:

“This is where his phone last pinged. This was the valley and I’ve come to the point of no return. We followed the path all the way down the valley.

“If I had mountain boots on and some ropes I would go for it, but I can’t do it in Adidas sandals… If someone told me ‘he’s up that hill and you’ll find him’, I’d climb that f****** hill and find him.”

‘Fundraisers to support search for Jay’

Desperate loved ones of Jay Slater seeking to help the cause could host fundraising events to boost the search effort.

That’s according to The Sun, which quotes a source ‘close to the family’ who says people back in Lancashire ‘feel pretty helpless at the moment’ as the search goes on in Tenerife.

“They’re following the case every day on the news and on social media,” the source said.

“A lot of them would love to be in Tenerife but it’s not possible. Many of them have set up a Facebook campaign turning their profile pictures blue and using Jay’s face as their image.”

They added: “Some of his pals are discussing holding events to get funds together to keep the search alive for him. There are a lot of people who are coming forward saying they’d like to be involved and his pals are also planning to speak to local businesses, like pubs, and shops to see if they can help support them in any way.

“It will be big boost for Jay’s parents. They are determined to keep boots on the ground in Tenerife for as long as possible now that the police have officially ended their search.”

Well wishes to the family

Jay Slater has been missing for almost three weeks now and the GoFundMe page is close to raising £50,000.

(Image: Family Handout/LBT Global/PA)

That total has steadily grown, with a number of well wishes sent to the family on the page.

One person wrote: “I hope whatever has happened he turns up well. I have a son of a similar age and just the thought what you must be going through. I wish I was healthy enough to get out there to help but I will keep the hope, it is in my thoughts daily. Please ignore the negative trolls and focus on the positive energy.”

Another said: “No mother or father deserves heartache you must be feeling.”

A third added: “As a mum of a boy the same age I can only imagine what pain you’re going through. I just want to send love to Jays mum. I hope you find your beautiful boy soon.”

‘Check any outbuildings’

Tenerife reisdents have this week been urged to check their land and outbuildings as the search for Jay continues.

People in the remote and moutenous terrain of north west Tenerife have been asked to help.

Detective Mark Williams-Thomas said: “I want to make an appeal for landowners in the area of the rural park to check any outbuildings and land that they have in the hope that further searches will continue by volunteers in the area not yet searched.”

The former cop has spoken to a ‘significant number of witnesses’ about Jay’s disappearance in recent weeks.

Friend shares moving photo with missing Jay

The heartbroken close mate of Jay Slater has shared a new photo together with him.

Lucy Law has been a key figure in efforts to find her mate Jay since his disappearance last month.

Today, she has shared a photo of the pair together on Instagram, alongside a crying face and blue heart emojis, the Mirror reports.

Jay Slater with Lucy Law(Image: Instagram)

Lucy previously described her pal’s disappearacne as ‘suspicious and weird’.

Retracing Jay’s steps

Detective Mark Williams-Thomas has recently explained the timeline of Jay’s final communications, from the moment he disappeared.

The teenager left an AirBnB in the north of Tenerife before attempting an 11-hour walk back to his accommodation in the south, having earlier been partying at a festival.

Mr Williams-Thomas said:

“Whilst on the walk he talked to and messaged his friends. Whilst walking Jay spoke to at least three people telling them that he was lost with little phone battery and without water.

“He was told to go back by at least two people to the rental. He said he could not do that and that he’d already been walking 30 minutes and that he was now off-road and was walking on a track where there were loose stones.

“We know that at 8.49 and 8.50 Jay sent his location via both Snapchat and WhatsApp to two friends. We can confirm it was Jay using his phone at that stage and there was no indication that he was with anyone.”

Dad’s fears

Jay’s dad Warren Slater was pictured searching along a dusty track in rural Tenerife with Jay’s brother, Zak, on Wednesday.

The family’s efforts to find the missing teenager are ongoing.

Jay’s dad Warren Slater and brother Zak continue search in Tenerife(Image: Stan Kujawa)

Warren admits he has been ‘baffled’ by his son’s disappearance.

He said:

“You just don’t disappear. It’s just ridiculous that somebody can just disappear.

“He’s a young boy, he’s fit. He’s fitter than us all put together.

“He’s played football all his life, he’s fit as a flea.

“You just don’t disappear. I don’t know… it’s just a mystery… it’s baffling.”

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