Jay Slater update as Tenerife local sheds light on two Brits last seen partying with teen

A Tenerife local has described the two men Jay Slater was with before he vanished on Monday. The 19-year-old went missing after he went off with two other British men whilst he was out with friends on the island, where he'd been attending a three-day music festival.

Jay appeared to have been attempting to walk back to the south of the island when he phoned friend Lucy Mae Law on Monday morning, letting her know his battery was at 1%. Since the Lancashire teen went missing, police have been searching in a rural mountainous area in the north-west of the island, where he was last located, next to the village of Masca, reports the Mirror.

Now, light has been shed on the two men he was with on Sunday night as pictures emerge of the rental property, Casa Abuela Tina, where he had reportedly been. A woman named only as Araceli, who works in the business adjoining the rental property, said: “I never saw the missing boy, but I know people saw him walking on his own. I saw the two British men who stayed here.

“They came in for cafe con leche a couple of times. One was aged about 40. The other one was slightly younger.” She added: “The police have spoken to them both.

“They arrived on Saturday and we’re due to stay until Monday, but they left on Tuesday.” Asked if they had to stay to be interviewed by police, she said: “I don’t know”.

Footage from Jay's last snapchat -Credit:MEN
Footage from Jay's last snapchat -Credit:MEN

The property is listed online as a holiday home and is believed to have been rented by the two men Jay was partying with the night before his disappearance. It is understood they checked out yesterday before flying back to Britain.

Jay posted a photo of himself holding a cigarette on its steps shortly before going missing. Friend Lucy Mae Law raised the alarm after receiving a call from Jay, an apprentice bricklayer from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, at around 8am on Monday to say he was walking back to their accommodation in the south of the island, and that he was thirsty and only had 1% battery.

This was the last house, a holiday rental, that Jay was believed to have stayed at before going missing ( Image: Stan Kujawa) -Credit:Stan Kujawa
This was the last house, a holiday rental, that Jay was believed to have stayed at before going missing ( Image: Stan Kujawa) -Credit:Stan Kujawa

Jay's phone died shortly after and his last known location was traced to the Rural de Teno area, a mountainous part of the island. His parents and brother have since flown out to help with the search.

Friend Lucy said she was unhappy with the Civil Guard's search, saying "we need British police". She told the Mirror: “We need British police here. I just want to find my mate. He’s been missing three days. It’s not looking good now. We feel as though it’s down to us to find him and that we’re doing more than the police."

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