Four men released over death of Isle of Wight teenager

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FOUR men arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenager 15 years ago have been released without charge.

Three men from the Isle of Wight, aged 50, 48, and 45, and a 40-year-old man from Gravesend, Kent, have been released from bail with no further action to be taken in relation to the death of Damien Nettles.

The 16-year-old, from Woodvale Road, Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, disappeared on November 2, 1996, following a night out with friends in West Cowes on the island.

His body has never been found.

A 38-year-old man from Ryde on the Isle of Wight has been rebailed until March 7 pending further inquiries.

A 44-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman from Cowes, who were rebailed last week over the murder, are also due to answer bail on March 7.

Anyone with information about the police inquiry is asked to contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101.

Alternatively people can email the police operation directly at operation.ridgewood@