Former police chief constable who led search for Raoul Moat hits out at Jay Slater armchair detectives

A former police chief constable has hit out at armchair detectives following a social media frenzy surrounding missing British teenager Jay Slater.

As the search for the 19-year-old, who disappeared after attending a music festival in Tenerife over a week ago continues, a former polce boss has urged the public to stop “hampering” the investigation.

Sue Sim, the former chief constable of Northumbria Police who led the high-profile search for Raoul Moat, told Sky News on Monday (24 June): “Having led massive inquiries of this type, please do not spend time putting things on social media.

“The worst thing that people can do sitting at home in their armchairs is to speculate what might have happened.”