Jay Slater updates: Family urged to make use of GoFundMe to hold on search as TikToker uncovers ‘new clue’ | EUROtoday

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Jay Slater’s father makes six-word plea to son at go to to web site of search

Jay Slater’s household have been urged to make use of fundraising donations to rent “experts” to proceed the seek for the lacking teenager.

Spanish police mentioned the hunt for the 19-year-old from Lancashire had ended, with the case remaining open on Sunday because the gruelling search entered one other week.

But his household have vowed to hold on on the lookout for him regardless.

TV detective Mark Williams-Thomas flew out to conduct his personal investigation and has urged the household to make use of among the £46,000 raised to assist proceed the search.

He wrote on X: “In light of the police search ending. I have suggested the family should use the GoFundMe money to continue the search using experts in searching.”

It comes as an newbie sleuth claimed to be following an unofficial “new clue”.

TikTok climber Paul Arnott, who has been trying to find Jay in Tenerife, mentioned {that a} pair of sun shades much like those Jay was final seen sporting had been discovered near the place his cell phone final pinged.

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TV detective continues investigation as police end search

TV detective Mark Williams-Thomas mentioned he now has a ‘very detailed picture’ of Jay Slater’s actions earlier than he went lacking as he continues his non-public investigation.

Tenerife’s Civil Guard ceased their seek for the lacking 19-year-old on Sunday after virtually 2 weeks of looking out the Rural de Teno park.

Williams-Thomas, who helped examine Nicola Bulley’s dissapearance, urged his household to make use of the GoFundMe donations to pay for personal detectives to maintain the search alive.

He wrote on X: “Although the police search in the mountains and around Masca has concluded, the police investigation into Jay Slater’s disappearance remains ongoing. In regard to our investigation we have been able to speak to important witnesses and now have a very detailed picture of Jays movements over 16 & 17th along with important background information.

“We still have a number of outstanding actions , but have given the family a preliminary breakdown of findings.

“In light of the police search ending. I have suggested the family should use the GoFundMe money to continue the search using experts in searching.”

Athena Stavrou2 July 2024 06:00

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Are TikTokers and Facebook sleuths drowning out precise leads within the hunt for Jay Slater?

Fake rumours of a physique being discovered within the hunt for Jay Slater had unfold like wildfire throughout Facebook, TikTok and different social media websites as hundreds of customers share disinformation.

A mocked up Facebook submit from one of many Slater’s household interior circle was shared with the message: “Jay’s body has been found. Our hearts are with his family in these evil times, we’ve heard from locals it was the job of the Morrocans [sic].”

The mom of Jay’s greatest pal Rachel Louise Harg, who additionally arrange the GoFundMe web page to go in direction of search efforts, was compelled to amplify the merciless prank as she distanced herself from it, insisting the official replace group: “This isn’t me.”

The Independent’s Barney Davis stories:

Athena Stavrou2 July 2024 05:00

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The strip standard with youngsters the place Jay Slater spent his evening earlier than disappearing

Lined with garish neon indicators, booming music and ridiculously low cost drink offers, Veronica’s Strip in Tenerife might be seen as a British teenager’s heaven or a nightmare.

Young Britons look like the primary clientele alongside the favored avenue in Playa de Las Americas, with tons of gathering this week to have fun the top of their A-Level outcomes.

It was right here that Jay Slater spent his Sunday night clubbing, earlier than disappearing 37km away within the mountain area of Rural de Teno nationwide park, with few clues main as to why {the teenager} would journey such a distance.

The Independent’s Holly Evans stories from Tenerife:

Athena Stavrou2 July 2024 03:30

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Ex-British police suggests Jay Slater ‘may not be missing’

A former British police officer has advised that Jay Slater may not be lacking in any respect and the police ought to completely examine his disappearance in Tenerife.

Graham Wettone, who served within the Met for 3 a long time, instructed MailOnline that the Spanish police ought to “take another look” after the legislation enforcement authorities referred to as off the seek for the lacking teenager practically two weeks after he vanished.

“It seems to me on the face of it that they are just focusing on the mountain, but I would hope they are looking at other avenues and those include criminality,” he mentioned.

“I’ve been following this case closely and discussing it with colleagues and it’s certainly a very bizarre one, lots of things just don’t add up,” the ex-cop added.

Athena Stavrou2 July 2024 02:00

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Mystery British males of ‘no relevance’ to investigation

Spanish police have declared that the 2 British males who put up lacking British teenager Jay Slater the evening earlier than he disappeared are of “no relevance” to the investigation.

The 19-year-old vanished two weeks in the past close to Buenavista del Norte, Tenerife, after travelling there with two males he had met at a competition round 27 miles additional south on the island.

Cipriano Martin, head of the Civil Guard’s Greim mountain rescue unit, mentioned: “Those men have been spoken to and they don’t have any relevance whatsoever for the case.”

Athena Stavrou2 July 2024 00:30

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Mayor defends resolution to calll off Jay Slater search

A mayor has insisted police in Tenerife are probing a number of strains of inquiry within the seek for lacking British teenager Jay Slater.

“The investigation that the Civil Guard is carrying out in this case has several lines of inquiry open,” native Mayor Emilio Navarro instructed Sky News.

“It’s not that the search has stopped. Maybe, yes, in the territory, the field search, but other lines are open.”

Barney Davis1 July 2024 23:57

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Jay Slater case ‘doesn’t add up’ ex-Met officer says as he urges Spanish police to let British power assist

Spanish police have been urged to simply accept assist from British investigators within the hunt for Jay Slater in Tenerife, as a former police officer warned: “Things just don’t add up.”

Policing skilled Graham Wettone, who was within the Metropolitan Police for 30 years, mentioned he has been pouring over the proof within the hunt for the lacking 19-year-old. He believes there have been too many “inconsistencies” within the thriller of his disappearance and referred to as for detectives to look extra carefully on the days earlier than he vanished.

Athena Stavrou1 July 2024 23:00

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Pub makes £1,000 donation to GoFundMe after crass joke on social media

Bees Knees Accrington, which associates mentioned Jay Slater visited, posted a disturbing joke mocking the teenager vanishing in the course of the Euros.

The pub has mentioned they’ve severed ties with the social media agency Affordable Social posting on their behalf after uproar from household associates of Mr Slater.

They have made a £1,000 providing to the fundraiser changing into the most important donator.

A press release learn: “Affordable Social were challenged three months ago to improve our social media pages via light hearted humour, good content and sports talk.

“The post that made it onto the page was neither one of the above and was highly insensitive and deeply offensive. As a business we are utterly gobsmacked that this has happened and how somebody could find good humour in a missing boy.”

(PA/Reuters)

Barney Davis1 July 2024 21:34

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Ex-British police urges Spanish authorities to look into Jay Slater’s financial institution accounts

A former Scotland Yard detective has urged Spanish police to look into Jay Slater’s financial institution accounts because the seek for the 19-year-old is known as off.

Graham Wettone additionally mentioned he hoped the Civil Guard had a minimum of secured the AirBnb Jay was at to gather proof.

He instructed MailOnline: “They seem to be focusing primarily on the fact that they were told he wandered off into the mountain, but we are now almost two weeks in, and nothing has been found up there.

“I would hope that they have at least secured the Airbnb because if evidence is there then it will need to be gathered.

“But to be honest, I would even go back further to the days leading up to his disappearance – have they checked his bank accounts for anything untoward in the hours before he went missing.”

Athena Stavrou1 July 2024 21:30

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GoFundMe nearing £50k mark

The official fundraiser for Jay Slater is nearing the £50,000 mark as his household are suggested to make use of the funds to proceed the search privately.

As of midday on Monday, the GoFundMe stands at £46,680, with a complete of three.9k donations.

The Tenerife Civil Guard calling off the search doesn’t seem to have deterred individuals from donating. Questions have beforehand been raised about how the funds can be used, with Jay’s mom Debbie Duncan assuring they might be used to cowl household and associates’ prices as they search for Jay.

TV detective Mark Williams-Thomas mentioned had suggested the household to proceed their search privately.

He wrote on X: “In light of the police search ending. I have suggested the family should use the GoFundMe money to continue the search using experts in searching.”

Athena Stavrou1 July 2024 20:00

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/jay-slater-tenerife-missing-search-gofundme-updates-b2572305.html