Moderators of a Facebook search group have called on people to stop posting conspiracy theories about missing teenager Jay Slater.

Helicopters, rescue dogs, and drones have been used during the hunt for 19-year-old Jay Slater, who was last heard from when he called his friend Lucy Law on Monday morning (June 17) in Tenerife.

Jay, from Oswaldtwistle, disappeared after an attempt to walk back to his accommodation after missing a bus.

The moderator on the Jay Salter Missing Facebook group said ‘sickos’ were just making up lies.

Rachel wrote: “I can’t believe some people are actually this sick in the head there are people hacking my accounts and Jays family’s making it pure lies and pretending we are all in it 

“Jays missing and it’s absolutely soul destroying. His mum is absolutely broken it’s cruel.

“We know he has been with two or possibly more people up in the mountains we have can confirm phone signal as proven this after that we don’t know as here in Spain without evidence of anything they can’t look into it to the court to act on it the searching."

She said the language barrier had meant they had someone with them.

She added: “Honestly the police here are checking CCTV and looking into leads that have been given in to them as we speak there was some confusion with times with Lucy and Brad it’s just that again the language barrier and the fact Lucy rang to report Jay missing they haven’t got the first information correct not that no one is lying.

“I have people saying that people are screenshot conversations that isn’t me it’s other people sickos taking over my picture and pretending it’s me 

“Watching his mum break down every single second almost is torture it really is

“The GoFundMe is set up for Jay mum’s bank it’s to be used to fund us staying and food please stop now it’s torturing his mum.”