JAY Slater’s heartbroken mum revealed she was sent a horrifying Snapchat message as fears grow he’s been taken against his will.

Police have searched missing Jay Slater’s Tenerife holiday apartment for potential clues to his whereabouts as concern deepens among his family that he could have been kidnapped.

Jay Slater's heartbroken mum revealed she was sent a horrifying Snapchat message as fears grow he's been taken against his will

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Jay Slater’s heartbroken mum revealed she was sent a horrifying Snapchat message as fears grow he’s been taken against his willCredit: Solarpix
Jay Slater (right) pictured with his brother Zak and mum Debbie - who both flew out to the island after he went missing

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Jay Slater (right) pictured with his brother Zak and mum Debbie – who both flew out to the island after he went missing
The search in Tenerife moved to the south of the island today after a false sighting

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The search in Tenerife moved to the south of the island today after a false sighting

Officers went into the room he was sharing with a friend at a three-star apartment complex in Los Cristianos in the south of the island as the teenager’s worried mum said she feared “something bad” happened to him and he was being held against his will.

Apprentice bricklayer Jay, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, was booked on a flight back to the UK tomorrow morning.

I got a Snapchat about 10 minutes after I got off the plane saying ‘Kiss goodbye to your boy, you’re never going to see him again, he owes me a lot of money’

Debbie DuncanJay Slater’s mum

But his concerned mum Debbie Duncan, who has now been joined in Tenerife by Jay’s dad Warren, said she had his passport and she wasn’t expecting him to reappear and turn up for his plane home.

She has been staying at another apartment in the same complex Jay had booked into although she is due to move to new accommodation tomorrow.

Speaking this evening as the third day of police searches failed to find any trace of the 19-year-old, whose last phone contact with friend Lucy Mae was from mountains near the tiny village of Masca in north-west Tenerife, Debbie said: “I haven’t slept since all this began and I’ve no plans to go up to the search site right now.

“I’ve been warned I’d be beside myself when I see how rocky it is and I probably haven’t got the strength right now.

“I just want to be here for if he does turn up but I’ve got a bad feeling. I’m being warned there’s a lot of bad people in Tenerife.

Police have been into Jay’s room today. I’ve been in his room as well. But everything of Jay’s was neatly hung up, it’s just a normal room and there’s nothing untoward there

Debbie DuncanJay Slater’s mum

“I just think he’s being held against his will. He’s not a stupid lad. He wouldn’t have gone walking down bloody mountains.

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“There’s a road there with tourists and buses and properties, He’s not that daft.

“There’s no ransom demand come in yet but I got a Snapchat about 10 minutes after I got off the plane saying ‘Kiss goodbye to your boy, you’re never going to see him again, he owes me a lot of money.’ which I passed on to police with the number it came from because I had my wits about me at the time and got my eldest son Zac to take a screen grab before it disappeared.

Jay Slater’s last Snapchat shows him smiling before going missing in Tenerife – as pal reveals his final panicked call

“There’s been that many prank calls that I don’t know whether that was one but I’m passing on information to police that I think could be relevant and I thought that could be.”

She added: “Police have been into Jay’s room today. I’ve been in his room as well. But everything of Jay’s was neatly hung up, it’s just a normal room and there’s nothing untoward there.

“His passport was there along with all his euros which I’ve got now.
“I’m not sure he had any money on him when he made that last call to his friend Lucy on Monday morning before he vanished.


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“But he had his bank card and I’ve checked his bank because I can get into his account online and there’s nothing gone out since he was on Veronica’s Strip in Playa de Las Americas earlier.

“He and his friend Brad who he flew out here with would have been getting up tomorrow and flying home.

“They had a flight tomorrow morning. I’ve got the tickets as well as Jay’s passport which has had a stop put on it by the British authorities before they knew it was in my possession.

Jay Slater's final Snapchat at the property he had gone to with two men

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Jay Slater’s final Snapchat at the property he had gone to with two menCredit: Snapchat

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Police control in the south stopping vehicles and local reports say they are showing pictures of missing Jay

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Police control in the south stopping vehicles and local reports say they are showing pictures of missing JayCredit: Solarpix

“Brad’s going to stay now. No-one’s going to go to the airport just in case Jay turns up there because I know for a fact he would have been in contact with someone and won’t be suddenly reappearing there without warning.

“I’m being kept updated with what police are doing through the British Consulate and the lady there who’s been fantastic.

There’s a restaurant 10 minutes away that he would have seen or walked past. It’s suspicious and it’s weird

Lucy MaeThe last person to speak to Jay before he vanished

“We’ve been speaking to her daily a few times.

“I’ve told them my suspicions, that I think Jay’s been taken up north by people against his will.

Coronation Street star’s plea for help

By Anita Markoff, TV reporter

VICKY Entwhistle, who used to play Janice Battersby on ITV soap Coronation Street, shared a heartbreaking post on Tuesday as the search continues for missing teen Jay Slater.

Vicky shared one of the missing posters circulating online, adding: “My God Mother’s Grandson has gone missing. His Mother has flown out 7pm. To join the police search.

“Hope to God they find him. Please pray for him.”

Fans flocked to the comments to offer reassurance, with one saying: “Saw this on Facebook Vicky, it seems to be getting shared far and wide, hopefully there will be some good news imminently with all the love and support out there, just makes it so much harder when abroad! Love and prayers for you all.”

Another offered: “We are in Tenerife if we can help in any way let us know.”

“My understanding is the police have been into the house he went to after he left the festival which is in the Teno Rural Park near Masca.

“I believe the people he went with are British and have Cockney accents but I’m not aware they’re being treated as suspects at this time.

“For me it’s just a question of sitting and waiting and hoping that tomorrow they’ll be good news.”

‘SUSPICIOUS’

Lucy Mae, the last person to speak to Jay before he vanished, fought back tears today as she said: “There’s something weird going on. It is suspicious. In two days you’re telling me someone’s not seen him.

“There’s a restaurant 10 minutes away that he would have seen or walked past. It’s suspicious and it’s weird.”

Lucy told The Sun that her friend “isn’t stupid” and he called her from an area “full of hikers” in “broad daylight”.

She added: “Fair enough it didn’t open for another two hours but if that were me I would have sat and waited at the restaurant till it opened.

“As soon as it opened I would have said, ‘Please can you put my phone on charge’ and then I would have rung someone, I would have rung a taxi.”

SEARCH OPERATION

Jay had flown out to Tenerife with friends Lucy Mae and Brad for the 2024 New Rave Generation (NRG) festival which ended on Sunday.

He left that night with two other men he had just met to go to their apartment, Manchester Evening News reports.

Jay’s last known location was the Teno Rural Park in the northwest of the island – a popular hiking spot for tourists – at around 8am on Monday.

The site is a 10-hour walk from where he was staying.

Jay’s friend Lucy said today that Jay’s disappearance is “suspicious” and insisted “something weird’s going on”.

A spokesman for the Civil Guard said today around 12.30pm local time: “The search operation has moved to the south of the island.

“The search areas are Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas.”

The spokesman didn’t give more detail on the reason for the switch but said: “It’s obviously down to information that’s been received as the investigation has progressed.

“As things stand at the moment the search in the mountainous area near Masca in the north has been halted.”

Police said this morning they were keeping an open mind on Jay’s disappearance as the third day of the huge search got underway.

A different Snapchat post, sent by Jay on Sunday night before he disappeared, showed the teen smiling with friends.

It was filmed at around 8.30pm in the Arona area of Santa de Cruz on the south of the island, where the festival was held.

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After calling Lucy at 8am on Monday a missing person’s report was filed at around 9am and the search kicked into gear.

Jay’s mum Debbie Duncan and older brother Zak flew out on Tuesday to join the efforts.

Jay's friend Lucy Mae was the last person to speak to him before he vanished

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Jay’s friend Lucy Mae was the last person to speak to him before he vanished

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