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New picture released of missing student Jason Fyles

Jason, disappeared nine days ago in Newcastle where he was studying at university .

Teenager smiles for the camera on a night out just hours before he vanished

Fresh images of a Southport student pictured just two hours before he vanished were released as the frantic search to find him continued.

Jason Fyles, 19, disappeared nine days ago in Newcastle where he was studying at university .

The teenager had been with pals in the city centre before visiting a course mate in the Jesmond area of the city.

He has not been seen since leaving his 20-year-old friend's home at 2.45am on May 16.

He posted a disturbing message on his Twitter account saying: “I find it really sad that everyone that I tried to get help. From just. Turned. Their. Back.”

Police have now released new images of Jason in the Tup Tup Palace nightclub just two hours before he was last seen.

They hope the images might jog memories and encourage people with information to come forward.

Supt Peter Farrell of Northumbria Police said:

“These pictures were taken at 1.27 at Tup Tup Palace, before Jason disappeared.

“We would like to speak to anyone who saw Jason on that night out, or who thinks they may have seen him since.”

Meanwhile, Jason’s devastated family  renewed their plea to him to come home.

In a statement his parents Ian and Caroline and brother and sister Shaun and Kimberley said:

“Please come home. There’s love and hugs waiting for you. We miss you so much, and are desperate to see you.”

And it has now emerged that Jason’s fellow students have been offered counselling as the search goes on.

Pals have set up a Facebook page as they keep the search active and more than 8,000 people have signed it.

A Newcastle University spokesman said:

“Newcastle University and its students have been involved in the search for Jason. His friends set up the Missing Newcastle Student: Jason Fyles Facebook page and posters have been displayed across campus as well as on our plasma screens.

“We cannot give specific information about students accessing the counseling provided by the University Student Wellbeing Service but we can confirm that all students on Jason’s course have been offered counselling support with trained therapists as well as through our Chaplaincy Service.

“Support for Jason’s friends and flatmates has been offered, including support around exams and the possibility of deferring – an offer which has been taken up by some.”

Anyone who has seen Jason is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.

  • Date published: 26th May 2013
  • Written by: David Ruiz

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