Former detective urges men who Jay Slater stayed with in remote Airbnb in Tenerife to come forward

Jay Slater has been missing in Tenerife since June 17
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A former detective said he will track down two mystery men who missing teenager Jay Slater stayed with the night before he disappeared in Tenerife. Jay, from Lancashire, has now been missing since June 17.

The 19-year-old disappeared in the mountains of north west Tenerife. He had stayed at an Airbnb rental the night before he vanished after 'walking off alone' in a remote part of the island.

Members of the Civil Guard, fire crews and mountain rescue teams have been deployed to the rescue effort at Rural de Teno Park. While, Jay's friends and family have also travelled to the island to assist the search, as reported by Manchester Evening News.

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Former detective turned TV sleuth, Mark Williams-Thomas, has flown to Tenerife to conduct his own independent enquiries into what happened. Speaking to reporters, he said he aims to track down the two British men that Jay is said to have stayed with in the Airbnb rental, in rural Masca, if they do not come forward.

Mr Williams-Thomas claims he has learnt the name of one of the individuals - and has a picture of the other man. He said they were both described as being aged between 30 to 40 years old.

Private investigator Mark Williams-Thomas -Credit:Stan Kujawa
Private investigator Mark Williams-Thomas -Credit:Stan Kujawa

He said: "I have to date been able to speak to a large number of witnesses who were with him or came across him. There are a number of those that are probably not entirely truthful, and I intend to follow up with those people further.

"There are two key people that we have not yet spoken to, and these are the two men that took Jay back to that holiday rental in the hills. Those two men have spoken to the police - but are now back in England.

"I urge those two people to come forward. I need to speak to those people, they have crucial information. There will be you, as well as many other people who are asking very pertinent questions in relation to why they were here, what they were doing and why they took Jay back to that holiday rental.

"What we don't know is why, if they were partying here, they went to a holiday rental around an hour away in a really remote location. I don't know the answer to that, but my focus on that is to find those people. I am giving them the opportunity to come forward, they are crucial witnesses and ask questions that could get answers."

As reported by the Manchester Evening News, revealing new key details, Mark said that in the early hours of Monday, June 17, it is believe that the two men met Jay and friends at bars along the strip in Playa de las Americas.

At 4am, Mark said Jay was said to have been 'in control of himself' leaving the club. He claims the teenager sat on the wall outside the venue, before getting in a car with the two men back to Masca.

Jay has been missing for a full week in Tenerife
Missing Jay Slater -Credit:Instagram

Speaking about the possible CCTV sighting of Jay in the village of Santiago del Teide on Monday evening, Mark added: "It is not the best of images. Yes it could possibly be him, but if you walk around this area here, you will see an awful lot of young men who look like Jay, dress like Jay and have the skin fade like Jay.

"One of the things that causes me concern, is where has he been in those eight hours before he ends up in that location. In order to get back to that village you would have to have walked on the road.

"We don't know where he goes. What we need to know is did anyone drive up that area on that morning? It's a busy area, both with tourists and locals, if you saw Jay let us know. Anybody, let us know."

Mark claims there are 'two scenarios', adding: "He has either come to harm by his own accident, up in the hills somewhere, but not directly by the rental. Or, there is a third party involvement. I cannot rule that out at the moment."

Anyone with any information can contact the hotline number, set up by Mark, on 07507833099