Forensic officers seen inside Airbnb where Jay Slater spent night before going missing

Officers were pictured speaking with locals in Masca this afternoon
-Credit: (Image: Stan Kujawa)

Two plain-clothed officers have been spotted inside the holiday rental where missing Jay Slater spent his last known evening.

The officers were seen leaving the premises in Masca shortly after 11am today, donning blue covers over their footwear typically used for forensic purposes, reports the Mirror. They were observed removing these as they spoke with a local who had let them in.

As he prepared to drive away in an orange Kia Sportage SUV, one of the officers told reporters: "I'm not authorised to talk to you. I've been inside. If you want any information speak to the press office in Santa Cruz."

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Jay, an Oswaldtwistle resident, was last seen leaving the house, named Casa Abuela Tina, around 8am on June 17. Before this, he had been to Papagayo nightclub in Playa de las Americas, before accompanying two British men back to the Airbnb.

His friends Lucy Law, 18, and Brad Hargreaves, 19, were staying in an apartment in Los Cristianos, more than 20 miles away and a walking distance of roughly 11 hours, reports the Mirror.

Early on Monday morning, Jay shared a photograph of himself holding a cigarette outside the entranceway to the vacation rental. Subsequently, at approximately 8.30am, he phoned Lucy informing her that he was stranded, attempting to return home without any drinking water and only 1 per cent battery remaining on his phone.

Police have declared that the two Brits involved, spoken to by Spanish authorities before jetting back to the UK days after Jay's mystery disappearance, have "no relevance" to their investigation.

On Monday, detectives informed a judge that no criminal evidence was uncovered in connection with Jay's disappearance and the matter is being handled as a missing persons case.

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As per standard protocol in Spain, the findings have been reported to the court, which has now commenced a routine legal inquiry.

Giving a statement on Monday under the condition of anonymity, a source from the judiciary commented: "There is no evidence of criminality at this stage in this case. That's not to say things won't change because the case remains open and investigations are ongoing. But right now that's the situation."

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