Jay Slater's mum says police are looking into new potential sighting of missing teenager

The search for Jay has entered its sixth day
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Jay Slater's mother has vowed to remain in Tenerife for "as long as it takes" following a potential new lead in the search for her missing son. Debbie Duncan, 55, has said that someone claims to have spotted Jay walking with two other men last Monday evening. If confirmed this would be the last sighting of the 19-year-old before he disappeared.

Jay, hailing from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, vanished after attempting to walk back to his accommodation once he had missed a bus. Before that he had been at the NRG music festival on the island with two friends before travelling to an Airbnb in a remote area with others he met before going missing.

Jay's last known contact was a call to a friend where he said he was lost and his phone was about to lose charge. It is reported he said he planned to walk the 11-hour journey back to his accommodation.

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Efforts to locate Jay, 19, have intensified, with search teams focusing on a ravine close to his last known location. Search and rescue teams have been meticulously searching through an area strewn with dead palm trees and a river at the base of a hillside near a house he was believed to have visited, reports the Mirror.

The desperate search for Jay, an apprentice bricklayer from Lancashire, continues
Emergency workers near the village of Masca, Tenerife -Credit:PA

"Someone has come forward to say they saw someone who they thought was Jay walking back down the road sat on a bench," she said. "He was with two men looking a bit worse for wear, and they were by a church, this guy has come forward and told the police about it and they are looking into it. We don't know if it was Jay for sure, but it's a start," Debbie told The Daily Mail.

"They said it was about 6pm which is ten hours after he was seen by the lady in the village. But if it was him what was he doing there and who are these two men?". The owner of the Airbnb Jay was thought to have been taken to, who identified herself as Ophelia, told press she watched as Jay went past her property but didn't see him again.

Speaking to the Mail, his mum Debbie tearfully said: "All I know is that I am going to stay here for as long as it takes, I'm not going home unless it's with Jay. I'm not going anywhere until they find him."

An update shared on Facebook from Jay's family and friends, said they were "drained beyond words" as they entered day five of their ceaseless search. The race to locate the missing teenager has brought into play helicopters, rescue dogs, and drones. Search efforts on the island have been extensive, yet as the search entered its fifith night on Friday, no progress was reported. Join our WhatsApp news community here for the latest breaking news