Jay Slater's heartbroken mum shares devastating admission about his disappearance

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Jay Slater's heartbroken mother has admitted she may never uncover the truth about her son's disappearance.

In a post on the official 'Find Jay Slater' Facebook page, Debbie Duncan shared her family's torment, stating "this is no holiday". Jay, 19, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, vanished on June 17 after leaving to walk back to his accommodation while on holiday in Tenerife for a music festival. He had left his friends to go back to the Airbnb where two men were staying, an 11 hour walk away from where he was booked into.

His family has since travelled to the island to aid in the search efforts but while they have received huge support from close friends and even strangers, they have also been met with a slew of cruel conspiracy theories.

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Debbie wrote: "I feel the need to post this to your group and then I shall remove myself. I joined this group to share the positivity and love from the British public. It seems through no fault of my own you have all decided to makeup your own minds. It is really sad I have felt the need to do this. My beautiful son Jay is still missing and believe me this is no holiday."

She further addressed the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, adding: "He came on his first holiday to Tenerife to attend the NRG music event. What mystery surrounding his disappearance may never surface. We as a family are truly devastated.

"I did not ask for publicity from the start and was not aware that the first missing poster had my telephone number on it. It should have had the SOS Guardia Civil but like I say this was out of my control," reports the Mirror.

"Whatever decision you have in your minds, I cannot control this either. We are a normal working family from Lancashire going through hell. I would like to thank the genuine people for their love and support at this difficult time and to continue to pray for Jay to be found."

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She also said she can account for every penny that has been donated to the fund to help find Jay, writing: "For those of you who are more concerned around the Gofundme page, I can assure you that up to now it has not been used and our stay up to now has been financed by ourselves.

"I do have proof of transactions and transfers to other persons but I should not have to justify this. So you can makeup your own minds. If any of you in this group have donated. I am thankful for the other mothers out there. Please continue to pray. Thank you."

Jay, 19, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, has been missing since June 17, after he called a friend to tell them that he was lost in the mountains. Tenerife's Guardia Civil have called off the search for Jay, an apprentice bricklayer. They have received thanks from Debbie for "worked tirelessly up in the mountains where Jay's last phone call was traced".

It has come to light that one of the last people to see Jay was a former drug dealer with a criminal past. Ayub Qassim, 31, who was imprisoned nine years prior for orchestrating a scheme to inundate Wales with Class A narcotics, reserved a holiday home, Casa Abuela Tina, situated near the secluded hamlet of Masca, at a rate of £40 per night using the alias Ayub Abdul.

It is believed that Qassim invited Jay back to the vacation flat after attending a rave in Tenerife's southern region and Jay vanished the following day. Qassim, along with an unnamed companion, engaged with Spanish authorities and opted to prolong his stay by an additional day to aid in discussions about Jay's disappearance.

Speaking to the Mail, Qassim said: "If I'd fallen out with him, would he even come to mine? There were no problems. You've seen the last images of him with his red blanket around him.

"I don't know if he had beef elsewhere because I don't know him that well, I only know him through friends. I'm doing the geezer a favour and now my face is all over the news. It's a bit mental. I haven't even done anything."

He refrained from speculating on Jay's fate, instead stating: "Everyone knows each other. I'm not going to slander anyone.

"He's a cool guy, Jay. He ain't got a problem with me, I haven't got a problem with him or his mates. We just all talk to each other and everything was sweet."

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