Investigator who probed Nicola Bulley case offers help to missing teen Jay Slater's mum

Jay Slater
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The investigator who probed the Nicola Bulley case has offered his help to find missing teen Jay Slater. Mark Williams-Thomas, who also helped bring Jimmy Savile's crimes to light, has reached out to Jay's mum Debbie Duncan.

On X this afternoon, Mark told his followers this: "I have this morning reached out to missing Jay Slater's mum offering the help of my team to get her answers as to what has happened to Jay.

"Lots of speculation about what could have happened and if they give me total access and with feet on the ground I will very quickly be able to say if his disappearance is him alone or if it has third party involvement."

Officers gathered for a seventh day in the north west of Tenerife, as they search for the 19-year-old who has not been heard from since last Monday morning. They are scouring mountainous areas, which are known to be treacherous not just for the rocky terrain but the extreme weather conditions.

During the week, the operation has concentrated on three different areas of Parque Rural de Teno nature reserve, which is near an Airbnb which Jay left on Monday, as he attempted to return to the south of the island. Jay left an NRG music event by car with two men, and stayed the night at the Airbnb.

The owner of this accommodation was the last person to see him, as he enquired about the next bus that he could get to leave. Rescue workers wearing hard hats and other specialist mountain equipment have been focusing their search on the Masca Gorge, La Vica, and Las Portelas, as well as the surrounding Masca area.

A search and rescue worker told the Mirror: "We are concentrating our search in three ravines, over an area of at least 30 square kilometres. We still have hope that he’s alive - up until the last moment when the last hope is lost. We’ve been up and down but, until now, nothing.

"We haven’t found anything. This morning we concentrated on searching from down below up Masca, along the path until it almost reaches the ravine, at the high part, without finding anything."