SPANISH cops are questioning locals who claim to have seen missing Brit teen Jay Slater celebrating while watching the Euros.

It comes as the 19-year-old’s distraught family blasted trolls who are tormenting them with “vile” death hoaxes and hacking social media accounts.

Jay Slater vanished 10 days ago in Tenerife

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Jay Slater vanished 10 days ago in Tenerife
Investigator Mark Williams-Thomas has given out the first descriptions of two 'key witnesses' he wants to speak to over the disappearance of Jay Slater

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Investigator Mark Williams-Thomas has given out the first descriptions of two ‘key witnesses’ he wants to speak to over the disappearance of Jay Slater

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Jay, 19, vanished without a trace in Tenerife last week, baffling search crews as they scoured the landscape for clues.

A shocking new development has come to light as Mayor Emilio Jose Navarro said local cops received reports about Jay watching the tournament “on the coast”.

He said local police have interviewed people that could have seen him.

The mayor added: “Some people think he may have been in the coastal area of the municipality, they saw him celebrating in a bar over the days they have been Euro cup matches.”

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The judicial police are investigating the city hall security cameras, which, Navarro said, are more for tourism purposes than security.

He continued: “They are working also with the company that handles those cameras, it’s the Guardia Civil that is handling that.”

Jay was staying at Tenerife Airbnb where he partied before he went missing.

Investigator Mark William Thomas gave a description of the two “key witnesses” who last saw Jay at their cottage.

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He spoke to the owner of the rental property and a number of witnesses; including Jay’s friends, who gave him information.

Both of the men are black, in their 30s or early 40s, and were not at the NRG festival, Mark said.

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He threatened to release and image of one of the men if they did not come forward.

The witnesses had a chat with the teenager outside the Papagayo nightclub last Monday morning, before driving him back to their accommodation, Mark said.

One of the men was described as around 6ft tall, quite stocky, with short dark hair, wore an orange wristband and drank Hennessy cognac.

Mark explained how the men were “not assisting” and that the family were “desperate” for them to come forward as witnesses.

He said the group sat outside a club after the night ended and that witnesses claim Jay seemed “quite in control of himself.”

Timeline of Jay Slater’s disappearance

BY Ellie Doughty, Foreign News Reporter

SUNDAY JUNE 16 – MONDAY 17

Jay goes to a rave at the 2024 NRG music festival in Tenerife, around Arona on the south of the island

8.35pm – Jay posts a smiling Snapchat video of him laughing with friends

He leaves the rave with two men he met that day and is driven back to their accommodation across the island

MONDAY 17

7.30am – Jay posts a Snapchat of a hand holding a cigarette in the area where the accommodation was – near the rural de Teno Park on the north of the island

8.30am – Jay calls his friend Lucy Law and tells her he missed a bus, had one per cent of battery left on his phone and was stuck in the “middle of nowhere”

9am – A missing persons report is filed and the search for Jay begins

TUESDAY 18

2am – Police knock on the door of Jay’s mum Debbie Duncan’s home and tell her to catch the first flight out to Tenerife

7am – She flies out from Manchester Airport alongside her son Zak to help with the search

Debbie is sent a Snapchat message saying “Kiss goodbye to your boy, you’re never going to see him again, he owes me a lot of money.”

WEDNESDAY 19

12.30pm – Police move the search to the south of the island briefly after a false sighting

Cops search his hotel room for clues as his mum says there was “nothing untoward there”

Debbie gives a heart-wrenching interview where she shares fears he has been “taken” and says “I just want my baby back”

THURSDAY 20

Cops begin day four of the massive search for Jay

FRIDAY 21

Lancashire cops offer to help with the search but Tenerife authorities say they are “satisfied that they have the resources they need”

Search turns to 22,000ft ravine in Masca – part of an area dubbed “the badlands” by locals

SATURDAY 22

The sixth day of the search begins with sniffer dogs, cops, mountain rescue and firefighters again taking to the hills in northern Tenerife

Possible new sighting of Jay places him near a church with two men at 6pm on Monday – although unconfirmed by police

Jay’s dad Warren and brother Zak visit the search site in Tenerife

SUNDAY 23

Cops focus their search around small outbuildings in de Teno park near where Jay’s phone last pinged

Jay’s mum Debbie says trolls are comparing her to Karen Matthews

The GoFundMe set up by Jay’s friend Lucy surpasses £30,000 after just three days

Exclusive Sun footage shows Jay appearing to fall and stumble back up at a rave before he vanished

MONDAY 24

Search for Jay enters eighth day

Police expand search area north to parts of Buenavista del Norte

Jay’s dad says his family are in ‘a living hell’

TUESDAY 25

Brit hiker found by Jay search teams says he ‘didn’t need to be saved’

Madeleine McCann cop lands in Tenerife to join search

Tenerife cops call in reinforcements from Madrid – including specialist sniffer dogs

“What we don’t know is why he went with them,” Mark added.

The two men were reportedly hanging around the bars in the strip area for two days and mixed with Jay and his pals.

He said: “When Jay got back to their place he made a number of phone calls to friends and was jovial and upbeat.

“There is a drugs fraternity here [in Tenerife], I can’t say if it has an influence but it is obvious to see.”

Mark then described how Jay’s family are “united” but “utterly broken” and are experiencing online abuse.

He said: “There are people who have phoned up saying they have jay hostage. Others hacked social media and attacked the family. It is vile.
“These claims have been given to police.

Jay's heartbroken parents have been trolled online, here they are pictured in Tenerife after flying out to join the search

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Jay’s heartbroken parents have been trolled online, here they are pictured in Tenerife after flying out to join the search
Locals have now claimed they saw Jay celebrating the Euros in a bar

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Locals have now claimed they saw Jay celebrating the Euros in a bar

“Jay has his past but the family need some sort of respect. To those on social media, think before you post. If you wouldn’t say it to your family don’t say it to Jay’s.”

The teen’s parents have spoken directly to the press, with his dad describing being in a “living hell” and his mum saying she’s “barely slept” since he disappeared.

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Debbie said: “It’s been a week now and it’s been awful. I’ve barely slept and I’m at my wits’ end.

“The Spanish police are doing a good job and we are getting updated from the consulate so we just put our faith in them.”

Jay's mum Debbie Duncan has barely slept since he disappeared

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Jay’s mum Debbie Duncan has barely slept since he disappeared
Search crews continue to scour the area for clues

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Search crews continue to scour the area for clues
Jay was said to have been with the mystery men after partying at a club in Tenerife

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Jay was said to have been with the mystery men after partying at a club in Tenerife

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