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Police search for the remains of Damien Nettles in Newport, Isle of WightA reward of £20,000 for information leading to the discovery of Damien Nettle’s body is due to expire today.

This year marks 17 years since Island teenager Damien Nettles went missing from Cowes back on 2nd November 1996. Since then, a number of lines of enquiry have been followed and recently a £20,000 reward for information leading to the discovery of Damien’s body has been issued, but this will expire today (Thursday).

damiennettlesHampshire Constabulary put up the reward for information after a number of unsuccessful searches including the Stag Lane and Gurnard areas in recent years (pictured).

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It is currently unknown if the reward deadline will be extended

UPDATED 20:15 FRIDAY – Hampshire Constabulary have this evening confirmed that the £20,000 reward will NOT be extended further.

Valerie Nettles, Damien’s mother, has been urging Police to search an area of woodland where she believes her son’s remains lay. Despite great public support, Police cannot act on the information without concrete evidence or suspicion.

Do you know where Damien is? Do you have any information that could help solve this mystery?

Anyone with information can contact Newport CID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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