Jay Slater search twist as ex-Scotland Yard top cop issues Airbnb warning

Jay Slater
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An ex-Scotland Yard top cop has issued a warning about the Spanish investigators approach to the Airbnb missing teen Jay Slater was staying at.

Graham Wettone was in the Met for 30 years and he has urged Spanish police to accept help from British counterparts - while claiming an isolated £40 Airbnb could be a point of interest. As reported by the Mirror, the property was where Jay was driven to by two Brits following a rave after party in the Playa de las Americas resort.

Jay has been missing since June 17 after a three-day music festival - and ex-police officer Graham believes something "very bizarre" has occurred. Little is known about the two men who are in their late 30s and early 40s and Spanish police believe the two men are "irrelevant" to the case.

Speaking to MailOnline he said: "I've been following this case closely and discussing it with colleagues and it's certainly a very bizarre one, lots of things just don't add up." Graham added authorities should accept an offer of help from Lancashire police.

He added: "I'm sure the Spanish police kept their details and if need be can go back to them and investigate them with the help of British police.

Jay Slater has been missing in Tenerife since June 17
Jay Slater has been missing in Tenerife since June 17 -Credit:Facebook

"I know people are saying these two should have been kept but unless there is any real incriminating evidence it would be hard to keep them in Spain.

"That's why I would start again from the beginning and speak to all the witnesses again, my gut feeling is that many of them may not be telling the truth. I would hope that they have at least secured the Airbnb because if evidence is there then it will need to be gathered." He is now urging them to "go back to their starting point" and look from there for the 19-year-old.

The apprentice bricklayer from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, was last heard from when he called pal Lucy Law, who he was staying with on the Monday morning, saying he was trying to walk home and that his phone was about to die. A two-week search of the area around where his phone was last tracked to was called off on Sunday after crews failed to find anything.

A report from crime reporter Isla Traquair read: "The two men that he went to go and stay with, they had met them three days before. They hung out with them, they made friends on holiday. It wasn't two random people he'd met that night. They'd established a friendship and Brad said they seemed like really cool guys."

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