Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Damien Nettles disappearance: Four men released from bail

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

Four men arrested in connection with the the disappearance of Isle of Wight boy Damien Nettles have been released from bail.

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

Police said no further action would be taken against four men from the Isle of Wight and one from Kent who were arrested in May 2011.

A 38-year-old man from Ryde, Isle of Wight, was re-bailed until 7 March.

On 25 January a 35-year-old woman and 44-year-old man, both from Cowes, who were arrested in November 2011, had their bail extended until 7 March.

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.

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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