More bombshell details are revealed about Jay Slater's final hours at Airbnb before going missing

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Sources have shared more details about the night Jay Slater went missing and the hours leading up to his disappearance.

Screenshot 2024-07-03 at 16.35.08.jpgJay Slater vanished after a night out in Tenerife in June. Credit: Supplied

It's been three weeks since the 19-year-old from Oswaldtwistle near Blackburn, Lancashire, went missing on June 17.

As widely reported, the teen went to a rave with friends on the Spanish island of Tenerife on June 16 and decided to stay out with two British men he had met at the resort of Playa de las Américas.

He reportedly took a car journey with the men to their Airbnb, located 19 miles away from the beach club in the village of Masca. The farmhouse, called Casa Abuela Tina, was where he was last seen.

One of the two men who stayed with Slater at the Airbnb has been identified as Ayub Qassim.

According to The Sun, he was previously jailed for nine years in 2015 for being the ringleader of a London-based gang dealing heroin and crack cocaine in Cardiff. It's also been claimed that he is connected to a legal cannabis cafe in Tenerife owned by his childhood friend, rapper Potter Payper.

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Now, former Met Police officer Mark Williams-Thomas has come forward with more information about the night of Slater's disappearance after talking to the 32-year-old - who booked the Airbnb under the name Ayub Abdul.

"In the last 24 hours I have spoken in detail with Ayub Qassim, who is also known as Jonny Vegas," he told Daily Mail. "He told me he was on the (Veronicas) Strip in Playa de las Americas and said that Jay wanted to carry on partying and that he hadn't anywhere to stay, so he (Qassim) invited him back to his rental.

"In the car, they played music all the way, they stopped once to get a can of fizzy drink, and there was three of them in the car, Jay in the back and Qassim's friend in the front," the ex-cop continued. "Once at the property, his friend opened the door, and went to the left, and went straight to sleep."

The former officer said that Qassim offered the teen a "red blanket" so he could sleep on the sofa. He also apparently gave him a towel if he needed a shower.

"Jay also asked for a cigarette and Qassim gave him a Camel cigarette and left it on the side," the man added.

GettyImages-2159789630.jpgDozens of troops joined the search for Slater. Credit: Europa Press News / Getty

Williams-Thomas said that Slater asked for a phone charger and then "went into Qassim's friend's room, while he was sleeping and got the charger." After that, Qassim said he went to sleep.

Qassim allegedly told the former cop that he woke up to the sound of the door buzzing. He opened the door and "spoke to a woman and man and they told him to move his car, which he did and he said he could see Jay chatting to a woman".

"He said that after moving the car, he came back and saw Jay had his trainers on and he told Qassim that the woman had said he could get a bus 'every ten minutes,'" he said. "Qassim said to him 'Chill, mate, I'll drop you off later when I wake up' but he said Jay said 'Nah, I need some scran, I'm hungry'.

"Jay said he had been told by the woman the bus to Los Cristianos was every ten minutes and Qassim said there was no bus and added, 'Do what you like' before going to sleep,'" per the outlet.

Qassim claimed that he got a call from one of Slater's friends, who allegedly said the teen was "lying in a ditch somewhere and that he's been 'bitten by a cactus'".

He did not disclose the identity of the second man who was with him and refused to talk about an alleged theft of a Rolex watch.

Screenshot 2024-07-07 at 16.15.19.pngJay's friend, Lucy, created a GoFundMe for the teen's family. Credit: GoFundMe

Tenerife's Guardia Civil has since called off the search for the missing apprentice bricklayer. Instead, Slater's family has vowed to continue searching for their loved one.

The teen's dad Warren Slater, has questioned why Qassim and the other man have been ruled out of having any involvement with his disappearance.

"I've been thinking third-party involvement from the start. Why would these two lads hire a villa up here?" the 58-year-old said, per MailOnline. "They're down on the strip, you know what it's like down there. There's millions of apartments and hotels down there in Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas.

"Straight away, that's just suspicious in itself. Then apparently one who has been found came out and said he arrived alive and left alone," he continued. "That line in itself is suspicious. The fact he has come out and said all his mates have left him and he had nowhere to go, he was ten minutes from his apartment in Los Cristianos.

"He's not stupid. If he didn't have a room key he could have gone to reception for a replacement," the dad added.

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More bombshell details are revealed about Jay Slater's final hours at Airbnb before going missing

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By Asiya Ali

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Sources have shared more details about the night Jay Slater went missing and the hours leading up to his disappearance.

Screenshot 2024-07-03 at 16.35.08.jpgJay Slater vanished after a night out in Tenerife in June. Credit: Supplied

It's been three weeks since the 19-year-old from Oswaldtwistle near Blackburn, Lancashire, went missing on June 17.

As widely reported, the teen went to a rave with friends on the Spanish island of Tenerife on June 16 and decided to stay out with two British men he had met at the resort of Playa de las Américas.

He reportedly took a car journey with the men to their Airbnb, located 19 miles away from the beach club in the village of Masca. The farmhouse, called Casa Abuela Tina, was where he was last seen.

One of the two men who stayed with Slater at the Airbnb has been identified as Ayub Qassim.

According to The Sun, he was previously jailed for nine years in 2015 for being the ringleader of a London-based gang dealing heroin and crack cocaine in Cardiff. It's also been claimed that he is connected to a legal cannabis cafe in Tenerife owned by his childhood friend, rapper Potter Payper.

jayslater (2).jpegCredit: Instagram

Now, former Met Police officer Mark Williams-Thomas has come forward with more information about the night of Slater's disappearance after talking to the 32-year-old - who booked the Airbnb under the name Ayub Abdul.

"In the last 24 hours I have spoken in detail with Ayub Qassim, who is also known as Jonny Vegas," he told Daily Mail. "He told me he was on the (Veronicas) Strip in Playa de las Americas and said that Jay wanted to carry on partying and that he hadn't anywhere to stay, so he (Qassim) invited him back to his rental.

"In the car, they played music all the way, they stopped once to get a can of fizzy drink, and there was three of them in the car, Jay in the back and Qassim's friend in the front," the ex-cop continued. "Once at the property, his friend opened the door, and went to the left, and went straight to sleep."

The former officer said that Qassim offered the teen a "red blanket" so he could sleep on the sofa. He also apparently gave him a towel if he needed a shower.

"Jay also asked for a cigarette and Qassim gave him a Camel cigarette and left it on the side," the man added.

GettyImages-2159789630.jpgDozens of troops joined the search for Slater. Credit: Europa Press News / Getty

Williams-Thomas said that Slater asked for a phone charger and then "went into Qassim's friend's room, while he was sleeping and got the charger." After that, Qassim said he went to sleep.

Qassim allegedly told the former cop that he woke up to the sound of the door buzzing. He opened the door and "spoke to a woman and man and they told him to move his car, which he did and he said he could see Jay chatting to a woman".

"He said that after moving the car, he came back and saw Jay had his trainers on and he told Qassim that the woman had said he could get a bus 'every ten minutes,'" he said. "Qassim said to him 'Chill, mate, I'll drop you off later when I wake up' but he said Jay said 'Nah, I need some scran, I'm hungry'.

"Jay said he had been told by the woman the bus to Los Cristianos was every ten minutes and Qassim said there was no bus and added, 'Do what you like' before going to sleep,'" per the outlet.

Qassim claimed that he got a call from one of Slater's friends, who allegedly said the teen was "lying in a ditch somewhere and that he's been 'bitten by a cactus'".

He did not disclose the identity of the second man who was with him and refused to talk about an alleged theft of a Rolex watch.

Screenshot 2024-07-07 at 16.15.19.pngJay's friend, Lucy, created a GoFundMe for the teen's family. Credit: GoFundMe

Tenerife's Guardia Civil has since called off the search for the missing apprentice bricklayer. Instead, Slater's family has vowed to continue searching for their loved one.

The teen's dad Warren Slater, has questioned why Qassim and the other man have been ruled out of having any involvement with his disappearance.

"I've been thinking third-party involvement from the start. Why would these two lads hire a villa up here?" the 58-year-old said, per MailOnline. "They're down on the strip, you know what it's like down there. There's millions of apartments and hotels down there in Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas.

"Straight away, that's just suspicious in itself. Then apparently one who has been found came out and said he arrived alive and left alone," he continued. "That line in itself is suspicious. The fact he has come out and said all his mates have left him and he had nowhere to go, he was ten minutes from his apartment in Los Cristianos.

"He's not stupid. If he didn't have a room key he could have gone to reception for a replacement," the dad added.

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