Jay Slater 'spotted on bench with two men' in unconfirmed sighting as fresh CCTV footage also released

Jay Slater CCTV

Missing Jay Slater has reportedly been spotted sitting on a bench with two men just over three miles away from where he vanished, his mum has said

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Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler


Published: 24/06/2024

- 17:54

The teenager was reported missing by friends in Tenerife last Monday

Missing Jay Slater has reportedly been spotted sitting on a bench with two men just over three miles away from where he vanished, his mum has said.

It comes after CCTV footage was released by the family of the 19-year-old which shows a "possible sighting".


Slater was reported missing by friends in Tenerife last Monday, June 17, after he allegedly tried to walk back to his apartment via a mountainous area in the Rural de Teno Park - near the village of Masca.

He is thought to have left an Airbnb apartment where he had stayed with two people he met at the NRG music festival at around 8am.

Jay Slater image

A CCTV image was released by the family of the 19-year-old which shows a 'possible sighting'

A "possible sighting" of him in the village of Santiago del Teide - which is around 7km from Masca - has now been shared online.

The image shows a male walking past a church in the village at around 6pm on Monday - 10 hours after friends reportedly last heard from him.

His family say the footage could possibly have resembled Slater.

However, the Civil Guard have not confirmed whether the image is being investigated.

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His mum Debbie Duncan also said a witness had told police they had seen Slater sitting on a bench with a pair of men, just over three miles away from the village of Masca.

Urgent searches across the area continue with mountain rescue teams, local police, the Civil Guard and fire crews so far unable to locate the missing teenager.

"You think, has somebody got him? Because no matter if you were drunk or whatever, you don't go off that road up there," his dad Warren told the Manchester Evening News.

"And there are people up there... you don't go along that road for more than 20 minutes without somebody stopping you or passing you.

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"I knew right from when I went up there that he wouldn't have gone [off that road]. He isn't stupid. When I saw the police I asked them, seriously, 'would you go off that road?' and I think it woke them up a bit.

"It started out as it being a lad who had gone walking and got lost, or that he may have fallen. But it doesn't make sense. Nobody would walk off that road. Why would he have gone uphill?"

Today marks the eighth day of searching with teams focusing on three different areas - the Masca Gorge, La Vica, and Las Portelas, as well as the surrounding Masca area.

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