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Damien Nettles: Mother says family friends digging to find body

The mother of a teenager missing for 18 years has revealed family friends have been digging at a site for the past year in a bid to find his body.

Damien Nettles was 16 when he vanished after a night out with friends in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in November 1996.

Police believe he was murdered but no-one has ever been convicted.

Valerie Nettles, who lives in the US, said friends on the island offered to dig after police said information about potential burial sites was unreliable.

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