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A BRITISH man who disappeared 20 years earlier than Jay Slater’s disappearance has by no means been seen since, regardless of a number of appeals for info.

Kevin Ainley, then 24, was working and dwelling on the Spanish island when he went lacking on June 14 2004, however there was restricted media protection on the time.

From Fleetwood, Lancashire, he moved to the vacationer space of Playa de las Americas three months earlier.

In a 2016 attraction 12 years later, revealed on the BBC web site, his sister Gemma Brooke mentioned the household was “desperate for answers”.

She mentioned: “It is no exaggeration to say we have been put through 12 years of hell. Somebody must know something.”

Mr Ainley was handing out flyers for a bar referred to as the Sportsman in an space generally known as “the patch” and on the day he vanished he had additionally visited bars and golf equipment with a pal.

With a distinct pal, at about noon, he went for a meal at a Chinese buffet restaurant referred to as Merlins.

The final sigthting that day was of him strolling within the path of the Sportsman.

His passport and belongings have been later present in his house.

There was a full Spanish lacking individual investigation and a later overview by Lancashire Police, however he has by no means been traced.

Ms Brook added in 2016: “We are convinced there must be someone out there who saw or heard something.

“I simply hope that if somebody does know one thing they’ll discover it of their hearts to return ahead and assist put us out of our distress.”

She has set up a Facebook page called “Kevin Ainley, if ya on the market that is for you.”

When she set it up she wrote: “He is a loopy sort of man, at all times able to social gathering and would at all times stand out in a crowd, however regardless of all his persona he has vanished off the face of the earth.

“When he disappeared all his belongings were left behind in his flat including passport, money, phone, pictures and clothes.

We hope & pray that he is still out there as he’s left a huge void in his familys life and we would love to know he is safe somewhere.

“I’m creating this group for anybody who knew or might know him, please depart him messages and even move one on to him if he’s on the market someplace.

On June 13 this yr, only a few days earlier than Jay Slater vanished, she posted: “Never gets easier… the pit of empty space that lives in our family.. I miss you terribly r kid.”

In July 2018 Lancashire Police made a brand new attraction for info, which yielded no outcomes.

Officers mentioned they have been notably eager to talk to anybody who might have witnessed an altercation between Kevin and a few door workers on the Café Del Moar within the early hours of June thirteenth.

Garry Fishwick, Review Officer at Lancashire Police, then mentioned: “I appreciate the length of time that has now passed, but every year that comes and goes is another year of unanswered questions and diminished hope for Kevin’s family who are desperate for information.”

Kevin, who had beforehand lived in each Fleetwood was described as being round 5ft 8in tall with darkish brown hair. He has distinctive tattoos on his arms – the identify ‘Kevin’, just a little satan and a Native American girl.

Jay Slater, 19, is believed to have left the NRG music occasion on Tenerife by automotive with two males he didn’t beforehand know to a distant a part of the island within the early hours of Monday, June 17, and has not been seen since.

His final contact was with a pal by telephone at 8.15am that day, saying he had missed a bus and had no water with only one per cent telephone battery.

He mentioned he was on a stroll again to his resort, which might have taken round ten hours, and has not been seen since.

A significant search is underway on the island.