Jay Slater's dad says police keeping family in dark - as they share new CCTV image in hope of finding teen

24 June 2024, 14:36 | Updated: 24 June 2024, 21:29

Jay Slater's father has said police have left him and his family in the dark over the search for the missing British teenager - as they shared what they hope is an image of him.

Warren Slater, the 19-year-old's dad, said that while some officers on Tenerife had been "brilliant", he had been left frustrated at the lack of communication from others.

Speaking to reporters, he said: "Nobody's told us. The mountain police [have been] brilliant... but I don't know how the other police [force] works.

"They could be doing everything but if they are doing [something], they're not telling us what they're doing, if you understand what I'm saying."

Jay Slater, from Oswaldtwistle near Blackburn in Lancashire, has been missing on the Spanish island since the morning of Monday 17 June.

He had been on a holiday with friends and was last heard from just around 8.30am that day, when he called his friend Lucy Law to say he was setting off to walk back to his accommodation after missing a bus.

The walk from Mr Slater's last known location, Rural de Teno Park, around the mountainous village of Masca, in the north of the island, to his accommodation would have taken about 11 hours on foot.

It comes as his family shared a blurry image of what they believe could be the missing teenager captured on CCTV in a nearby town 10 hours after he was first reported missing.

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