Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Damien Nettles disappearance: Man and woman re-bailed

Damien Nettles
Image caption The teenager was last seen after a night out in West Cowes more than 15 years ago

Murder detectives investigating the disappearance of Isle of Wight boy Damien Nettles have re-bailed a man and a woman who were arrested last year.

The teenager was last seen after a night out in West Cowes on 2 November 1996, when he was aged 16.

The 35-year-old woman and 44-year-old man, both from Cowes, have had their bail extended until 7 March.

No evidence was found during a police search of a property at Marsh Road, in Gurnard, in November last year.

Forensic officers carried out a search of the property, surveyed the ground inside and outside the address, excavated the back garden and used dogs in the search.

Chip shop sighting

In May last year, police arrested and bailed five other men on suspicion of murder, following new information, and then began searching marshland near Newport.

The five suspects were all bailed until 1 February.

The last confirmed sighting of Damien was on CCTV at Yorkie's fish and chip shop in Cowes High Street at about 23:45 GMT.

Officers urged anyone with information to contact them.

Damien had lived with his family in Woodvale Road, Gurnard, but they have since moved to Texas in the US.

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