Fresh plea 16 years after boy disappeared

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POLICE today renew their plea for help to find missing teenager Damien Nettles – 16 years after his disappearance.

Damien, 16, has not been seen since going missing after a night out in Cowes on the Isle of Wight on November 2, 1996.

As reported, Hampshire police have put up a £20,000 reward for information leading to Damien being found – which is subject to conditions and valid until April next year.

Superintendent Dave Powell, senior investigating officer, said: ‘Since the police reward was announced on October 4, we have received at least 20 pieces of information. Police are grateful for the public’s continued interest and support for our efforts to find out what happened to Damien. We are determined to solve this case with the help of the community.

‘The crucial challenge in this case is separating fact from fiction. Only facts will allow our enquiries to locate Damien and the ultimate answers sought by police and the Nettles family.’

Eight people were last year arrested on suspicion of murdering Damien. They were questioned over the course of a year and released with no further action and no charges.

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