Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Damien Nettles disappearance: Three suspects re-bailed

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

Three people arrested in connection with the suspected murder of Isle of Wight boy Damien Nettles have had their bail extended.

The teenager has never been found after he was last seen on a night out in West Cowes on 2 November 1996 aged 16.

A 38-year-old man from Ryde, Isle of Wight, a 36-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, both from Cowes, have been re-bailed until 7 June.

Four other men arrested last year were released without charge in 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.

Excavated garden

In May last year specialist teams using rafts to comb the water and reed beds at Dodnor Nature Reserve, near Newport, failed to find his body.

No evidence was found during a police search of a property at Marsh Road, in Gurnard, in November 2011.

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.

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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