Jay Slater ‘instructed to make use of sleeping man’s telephone charger’ – however left with 1% battery

Missing teen Jay Slater was told to use a mystery sleeping man’s phone charger shortly before disappearing, an investigator has revealed.

Investigator Mark Williams-Thomas, who worked on the Madeleine McCann case, has spoken about how the British teen attempted to charge his phone before he set off on his doomed trip back to his Tenerife accommodation three weeks ago, with just 1% of battery left.

The 19-year-old apprentice bricklayer from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire had gone back to the holiday accommodation of two Brits, one of whom was convicted drug dealer Ayub Qassim, after meeting them at the NRG rave at the Papagayo nightclub.

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Investigator Mark Williams-Thomas
Mark recounted how Jay was offered a charger just hours before he disappeared

Mark, a former Met Police detective who has joined the hunt for the missing lad, recounted how Qassim recalled Jay asking to use a phone charger once back at the Airbnb.

In a video update, Mark revealed: “Jay asked for a cigarette and Ayub said, I’ve got some camel cigarettes and put one on the side.

“Jay then asked for a phone charger. He [Ayub] said, go into my friend’s room. He’s asleep.

Jay Slater
Jay set off back to his accommodation with just 1% battery left on his phone

“Take his charger and you can put your phone on charge.”

However, according to Ayub, the living room where Jay supposedly crashed for the night didn’t have a charging point, Mark revealed.

The following morning, Jay called his friend Lucy Mae Law that he was lost and had almost no battery left.

Ayub Qassim
Ayub has said he offered Jay a blanket too

This follows Ayub hitting out at rumours that he had “a problem” with Jay, saying they had not “beef” and that he had even offered Jay a blanket to sleep in.

He said: “He came to my Airbnb alive and he left my Airbnb alive. I let the geezer stay at mine because he had nowhere else to go, his friends had all left him.

Inside Airbnb where Jay Slater slept
Jay was last seen at this Airbnb

“I know Jay, through friends, I’m not going to bring someone back to mine if I don’t know them. I’m doing the geezer a favour and now my face is all over the news. It’s a bit mental. I haven’t even done anything.”

Investigators ruled Ayub and his friend out as people of interest in the case of the missing teen.

Jay remains missing after disappearing more than three weeks ago.

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