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Jay Slater misses update: 'Key day' in search for teenager as friend says Tenerife police 'not doing enough'

Jay Slater's mother makes desperate appeal to search for missing teenager in Tenerife

A friend of Jay Slater has criticized Spanish police who began searching for the British teenager, saying they were “not doing enough”.

Since his disappearance in Tenerife on Monday, there has been no sign of the apprentice mason, with experts stressing the search has entered a “key day” as efforts intensify to find him.

Recalling their last phone call, Lucy Law described his disappearance as “suspicious and strange” after they set out to walk 11 hours home, rather than wait for a bus.

The 19-year-old was last heard from at 8:15 a.m. after going to the house of people he had met at the NRG music festival earlier in the day.

Talk to The sun, she said her friend “wasn't stupid” and added: “There's something weird going on.” It's suspicious. In two days, you tell me that no one has seen it. There is a restaurant 10 minutes away that he would have seen or passed.

Mr Slater was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with shorts and trainers, and his phone shows his last location: Teno Rural Park, an area popular with hikers.

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Recap: British teenager missing in Tenerife after telling friends he was lost and his phone was on 1%

A young British man has been reported missing while on holiday with his friends in Tenerife.

Jay Slater, 19, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, was last heard from at around 8am GMT on Monday.

The Foreign Office has confirmed it is supporting the family of a British man missing in Spain.

Tara CobhamJune 21, 2024 05:00

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Community members and friends gather at church to honor missing teen

Community members and friends of missing teen Jay Slater gathered at a church in his hometown as the search continued.

Friends, family and members of the local community arrived at the West End Methodist Church in Oswaldtwistle, where Mr Slater lived, to show their support for the search and pray for his return.

The British teenager's friends tied blue ribbons to mark a service of hope and left messages.

A friend of Mr Slater who attended the church event told Sky News he was “the life and soul of the party”. “Everywhere you see him, he constantly has a smile on his face. He's still just a happy guy.

“He is truly one of a kind,” they added.

Another friend said they were at a loss for words and didn't seem to understand what and why this happened to him.

“We feel like we can't do anything about it because we're here and he's over there. If we could get on a flight tomorrow, we would,” the friend said.

Shweta SharmaJune 21, 2024 04:06

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In pictures: Desperate search for missing 19-year-old continues in Tenerife

Police are searching for a young British man in the Masca ravine on the island of Tenerife in Spain on Wednesday. (REUTERS)
Police are searching for a missing British boy in the Masca ravine on the island of Tenerife in Spain on Thursday. (REUTERS)
A dog helps search for a young British man in the Masca ravine on the island of Tenerife (REUTERS)

Tara CobhamJune 21, 2024 04:00

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Teenager's friend calls on UK police to help with search

Jay Slater's friend called on British police to be involved in the investigation, after the search continued for a fourth day without leaving a trace of the teenager.

Addressing the Mirror, Lucy Law said: “We need the British police here. I just want to find my mate. He's been missing for three days. It's not looking good now. We feel like it's up to us to find him and that we're doing more than the police.

“The police here don't speak English and don't even have a translator after three days. I feel like they're cheating on me. They still ask me the same questions as when I first reported Jay missing.

She added: “The two boys he was last with have left the country. They are to be questioned by British police.

Tara CobhamJune 21, 2024 03:00

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Fundraiser launched to help search for missing Jay Slater reaches over £20,000

A fundraiser launched to help the search for missing Jay Slater has now reached more than £20,000.

The GoFundMe page was set up on Thursday by one of the friends he traveled with to Tenerife.

Tara CobhamJune 21, 2024 02:00

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Watch: Former head of missing persons unit gives insight into search for Jay Slater

Jay Slater's mother makes desperate appeal to search for missing teenager in Tenerife

Tara CobhamJune 21, 2024 01:00

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Mother of missing British teenager in Tenerife calls search for son 'horrible'

The mother of a British teenager who went missing while on holiday in Tenerife said having to search for her son was “horrible”.

Jay Slater, 19, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, was last heard from on Monday morning as he told a friend he planned to walk back to his accommodation after missing a bus, a journey which should take around 11 hours on foot.

Mr Slater's mother, Debbie Duncan, flew to Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands on Tuesday morning to search for him.

Sam Hall has the full story:

Tara CobhamJune 21, 2024 00:00

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In pictures: Jay Slater in social media photos posted by a friend days before his disappearance

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Tara CobhamJune 20, 2024 11:00 p.m.

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Jay Slater's mother breaks down in tears as she makes desperate appeal over missing Tenerife teenager

Jay Slater's mother cries as she pleads for search for missing Tenerife teenager

Jay Slater's mother made a desperate plea for her “baby to come back” in her first TV interview after her son disappeared in Tenerife. The 19-year-old Briton has not been seen or heard from since Monday June 17 after calling a friend to tell her he was thirsty, lost and had little battery left on his phone. phone. Speaking to ITV News on Wednesday (June 19), Jay's mother Debbie Duncan described the “absolute nightmare” she is experiencing. “I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. I want my baby back,” she said, bursting into tears. “It’s a nightmare, a real living nightmare.”

Tara CobhamJune 20, 2024 10:00 p.m.

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'I wish I hadn't encouraged him to go to Tenerife,' says mother of missing teenager

The mother of missing 19-year-old Jay Slater said she wishes she had told her son: “Don’t go to Tenerife”.

Debbie Duncan said Thursday, “I wish I hadn't encouraged him to go.” I should have said, “Don’t go to Tenerife.” I just think he was probably still in a good mood, buzzing – he doesn't know where he is. He doesn't know the extent of the long journey he took to get there. And he just thought, 'I'm going to walk.' And that's apparently what he told the last person he contacted.

Tara CobhamJune 20, 2024 9:00 p.m.

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