Jay Slater police swoop on Airbnb for 'hours' days after 'calling off' search

Jay Slater forensics cops have spent two hours in a holiday flat that the missing 19-year-old apprentice bricklayer vanished from as the mystery investigation continues. Jay's family were 'blindsided' on Sunday when cops axed the search in Tenerife.

But forensic cops today searched the Airbnb apartment where Jay stayed with two men hours before he vanished. Two plain-clothed officers wearing blue forensic style shoe coverings were sent to scan the £40-a-night two-bedroom cottage called Casa Abuela Tina for clues.

Ofelia Hernandez, who owns the holiday let, told MEN : "It’s dangerous walking around here, it’s easy to lose yourself. He walked up the road when I saw him for the last time. He was alone. He was walking normally, though he was fast."

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On Monday a Spanish judge revealed there is “no current evidence of criminality” in the case. Chris Pennington, 43, originally from Chester but lives in Tenerife, came across the sunglasses in the area where Jay's phone last pinged, suggesting someone had thrown them there, MailOnline reports.

The former British Army reservist, who served in Iraq, handed them to the police. "I don't know if they are Jay's but as a duty of care, I picked them up and told the Guardia Civil about them," he told the paper. "'They told me not to touch them if possible and wrap them in paper not plastic and I did and handed them in."

He said they took his DNA for fingerprints and added: "I walked a bit further towards where they said his phone pinged but it was a challenge to get through, it was impossible." Jay's family are now said to be distraught that the official search is off.

A family source told The Mirror : "The family want to be sure the police aren’t giving up on Jay. They are in constant contact with them about the case."