Missing Jay Slater's mum says 'this is no holiday' in distressing new statement from Tenerife

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Jay Slater's mum has hit out at trolls who have attacked her and her family as they remain in Tenerife desperately searching for the missing 19-year-old.

Posting on the official find Jay Slater Facebook page, Debbie Duncan said the family is going 'through hell' adding 'this is no holiday'.

Jay, 19, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, was last seen on June 17 after setting off to walk back to his accommodation while on holiday in Tenerife. His family has flown to the island to help with the search for him but have faced a barrage of conspiracy theories , the Mirror reports.

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Debbie wrote in a new statement today (Thursday): "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 make up 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."

Addressing what may have happened she said: "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.

"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."

She also said she can account for every penny that has been donated to the fund to help find Jay, adding: "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 make up 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."