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Jay Slater allegedly advised mates on Snapchat he’d stolen a £12k Rolex watch the night time earlier than he disappeared, it has emerged.

The 19-year-old’s whereabouts stay unknown regardless of in depth search operations being undertaken over the past 17 days. Jay, from Oswaldtwistle, had been holidaying on the island with mates earlier than he vanished on Monday, June 17.

In latest days additional details about Jay’s final recognized actions have been made public. Questions have been initially raised over claims a person had had a Rolex stolen on one of many island’s bar strips on the night time of Sunday, June 16. While it wasn’t initially clear whether or not it was related to Jay’s disappearance, high Brit detective Mark Williams-Thomas seems to have confirmed the connection.

Mr Williams-Thomas, who has probed a string of high-profile lacking individuals circumstances, travelled out to Tenerife final week to assist Jay’s household discover some solutions, and has now revealed beforehand unreported particulars about Jay’s actions earlier than disappearing, stories The Mirror.

Mr Williams-Thomas stated he had ‘spoken to a major variety of witnesses, each right here within the UK and in Tenerife, together with Jay’s mates who’re totally engaged with us’.

Taking to X on Wednesday to offer a number of extra particulars in a bid to induce individuals in opposition to “filling the void” with dangerous and hurtful hypothesis. Mark stated: “We know that shortly before 6am on Monday the seventh of June, Jay left the area of Veronica Strip in [Playa de] Las Americas in a Seat Leon hire car with two males casually known to him.

“Jay and a variety of his mates had hung out with them each over the earlier two days. All three males together with Jay travelled north by the primary motorway, the TF1, to go to the 2 males’ vacation rental, Casa de Abuela Tina, which was about an hour’s drive away.

“On route, Jay posted a Snapchat saying he had stolen a £12,000 Rolex from a person. We’ve been unable to validate this in terms of reporting. However, friends of Jay said he would not make this up and the watch was subject to later conversation between the friends.”

The seek for Jay was referred to as off on Sunday, June 30 after two weeks of scouring land round the place Jay’s telephone final pinged, with sources saying nothing of relevance was discovered. The Civil Guard nevertheless has insisted it was persevering with to comply with leads and any tip-offs in Jay’s disappearance.

Mark added that Jay had contacted three totally different individuals after going again to the AirBnb, with numerous footage taken together with the Snapchat picture displaying him holding a cigarette on the cottage’s doorstep. “I am confident that the photo on the doorstep is him, wearing a throw from the apartment and black and green Air Max trainers which he had on, on the night he went out.”

Mark claimed Jay had left the property “scared” and did not want to go back to charge his phone and wait for a bus after leaving. “We’ve received information that would suggest Jay left the rental property feeling scared,” said the detective.

“He would not return to the rental even though that would have been the most sensible course of action. We continue to investigate this aspect”.

Despite questions over what occurred on the rental, the investigator stated they’d dominated out some potential outcomes. He stated: “We have nevertheless dominated out hostage/kidnapping scenario as a result of no credible ransom demand has been made and we’ve no proof at this stage to say there was a 3rd occasion felony involvement in Jay’s disappearance.”

He added: “I need to make an attraction for landowners within the space of the agricultural park to verify any outbuildings and land that they’ve within the hope that additional searches will proceed by volunteers within the space not but searched.”