Jay Slater search narrows as teams move to small buildings after phone clue

Helicopter footage as the search for Jay Slater continues into its seventh day
-Credit: (Image: Civil Guard)

The search team looking for missing Brit Jay Slater have now started looking in a small building close to where his phone was last pinged in Tenerife.

New pictures show officers from the Guardia Civil in the Canary Island circling two structures at the bottom of a ravine in Rural de Teno Park today.

Efforts appeared to be focused on the one area after days of looking in the village of Masca and the surrounding landscape.

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Those conducting the searches on the seventh day of the hunt for Jay could be seen looking into blue barrels outside one of the small buildings, The Mirror reports.

-Credit:James Manning/PA Wire
-Credit:James Manning/PA Wire

The-19-year-old disappeared following an attempt to walk back to his accommodation and he was last heard from on Monday morning. He vanished after attempting to walk back to his accommodation over 30km away. It has been reported it was the morning after spending the night at an Airbnb with new people he has met at NRG music event.

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Lancashire Constabulary said it had made “an offer of support to the Guardia Civil to see if they need any additional resources”, which was rejected by Spanish authorities. Questioned on whether Spanish police should have accepted help from the UK force, Ms Duncan said: “I believe they said they’ve got enough resources and they don’t need the help from English police.

“I don’t know if they find it an insult – I really don’t know. I really don’t know. They say they’ve got enough resources to get on with the investigation… I don’t know, I don’t know.” Asked if her head was spinning from the past few days, she said: “It is, it is. People say: ‘Yeah, I understand’ – no, you don’t, you don’t understand.”

-Credit:James Manning/PA Wire
-Credit:James Manning/PA Wire

Speaking about what message she would have for her son, Ms Duncan added: “We just need you home – we just need him home.” Family friend Rachel Hargreaves told PA that those close to Mr Slater were staying in Tenerife “until we’ve got an outcome”.

She said: “We’ve got to live in hope, haven’t we? You can’t give up on anything, can you really? We’re here and we’re staying until we’ve got an outcome.” Addressing the support the family had received from well-wishers, she said: “We’re happy for anyone who wants to help or anyone with information or anything like that – like I say, we’re still living in hope that we’re going to get a positive outcome.

“We just feel like we’ll leave it to the professionals now and that’s the best thing to do.” The NRG festival issued a statement in which it said it was able to “give some practical support”.