Jay Slater's mum's desperate plea to cops as calls made for Scots search team

Jay Slater and mum Debbie.
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Jay Slater's mum has held talks with police in Tenerife after Spanish cops called off the search for the missing 19-year-old. The investigation is still open and active.

But the search for him has came to an end and his parents, Debbie and Warren, spoke to the authorities 24 after the call was made, in a bid to find out more information about the probe.

It came as an amateur mountaineer said experts from Scotland should be drafted in to help in the search for Jay, who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

The Mirror a source close to the family said: "The family want to be sure the police aren't giving up on Jay. They are in constant contact with them about the case."

Jay Slater

Former British police detective Mark Williams-Thomas, who is helping the family, had earlier revealed: "They have been talking to the police most days and are speaking to them again today."

The summit, which is believed to have taken place by phone, came as detectives announced they have found no evidence of a crime in relation to Jay's disappearance and are treating it as a missing persons inquiry.

TikTok star and amateur mountaineer Paul Arnott, 29, who is working for the family, yesterday carried on searching in the area, close to Masca, where Jay was last seen.

Mr Arnott, from Bedfordshire, was yesterday focusing on two new leads, including a set of GPS co-ordinates and the discovery of a broken pair of sunglasses that resemble a pair Jay had previously been seen wearing.

However, it has not been confirmed that the eyewear has any connection to the missing teen. Jay, from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, had been partying at Papagayo nightclub in Playa Las Americas the night before he vanished.

Two older British men drove him 20 miles to their holiday rental in Masca, an 11-hour walk from where he was staying, before he was seen leaving on foot the next morning. Police have said the pair have "no relevance" to his disappearance.

Speaking on his TikTok channel, Mr Arnott said he has now secured accommodation in Tenerife for at least two more weeks. He said: "I'm gonna stay here until we find Jay. I'm gonna do my best, I really am."

Mr Arnott had previously blasted the police's final day of searching on Saturday, which saw just six volunteers join around 30 professional rescuers, describing it as "ridiculous" and "a massive PR thing".

Tik Tok influencer Paul Arnott.
Tik Tok influencer Paul Arnott. -Credit:Stan Kujawa.

He has also raised the idea of bringing in a team of British searchers, suggesting: "I wish we could start a GoFundMe or something and just send a load of search and rescue guys from Scotland out.

"Maybe Monday I can contact Scottish Mountain Rescue and see if we can have a chat about things, but at the moment this is ridiculous. This is mad."

As is standard procedure in Spain, the force have reported to a court, which has opened a routine judicial investigation, which yesterday released details of the case.

It emerged Jay was formally reported missing to the police "between 6pm and 8pm" on June 17. A judicial source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: "There is no evidence of criminality at this stage in this case.

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Missing Jay Slater -Credit:Instagram

"That's not to say things won't change because the case remains open and investigations are ongoing. But right now that's the situation." It is being presided over by investigating judge Maria Goya.

Another source said: "The Civil Guard don't have to tell the judge about everything officers are doing, but will be keeping her updated on case progress and of course update her on any significant developments."

Members of Jay's family, including mum Debbie, 55, and his 58-year-old dad, Warren, have vowed to stay in the Spanish island until their son is found.

Debbie, who works as a school finance officer, said previously she thought he may have been kidnapped, but there have been no credible requests for ransom.

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