Damien Nettles

Damien Nettles at 16 and projected to 27Damien Nettles went missing at the age of 16 in mysterious circumstances on 2 November 1996. He has never been found.

The Nettles family have had the continued support of thousands of Islanders in their search for Damien. Campaigns for information leading to his remains take place as each year passes.

Rewards of £20,000 by the Police and £10,000 from a local businessman have sadly led nowhere in providing closure for Damien’s family.

Mother of Damien Nettles tells full perplexing story of her son’s disappearance: Buy now

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Out this Thursday, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance. Available in paperback and Kindle versions.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 9:47am

By Sally Perry

Story of missing Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles out next month

Being released in September, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 5:20pm

By Sally Perry

Today would have been Damien Nettles’ 39th birthday: Appeal for information

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If you have factual information that could progress the investigation please phone Hampshire Constabulary on 101 and ask for the Cold Case Team.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 5:48pm

By Caroline Lyons

Mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager publishes her story this autumn

Being released in September, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 1:06pm

By Sally Perry

Missing Isle of Wight teenager featured in London exhibition

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Mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager, Damien Nettles, flew across the Atlantic to see his portrait in the Unmissable Exhibition being held in London over the next three days.

Friday, 15th March, 2019 11:22am

By Sally Perry

Portrait of missing Isle of Wight teenager featured in London exhibition

Damien went missing at the age of 16 in mysterious circumstances in 1996 and has never been found. An artist's response to his photo will feature in The Unmissable Exhibition in Brick Lane, London in March. His mother explains why.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 5:43pm

By Sally Perry

Mother continues the search for missing Isle of Wight teenager, Damien Nettles, 22 years on

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Two years after the launch of the campaign for 'Damien's Law', and on the 22nd anniversary of his disappearance, the mother of the missing Isle of Wight teenager, Damien Nettles, brings the campaign to an end. But she hasn't given up looking for her son.

Friday, 2nd November, 2018 8:16am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Sophie’s on an Isle of Wight Challenge for missing cousin, Damien Nettles

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Sophie was just 12 when her cousin, Damien Nettles, went missing in 1996. This weekend she is planning to walk 32 miles from Chale to Cowes to raise awareness and money for the Missing Persons charity.

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 1:19pm

By Ian Roullier

Damien Nettles’ mother raises awareness for missing people Centre of Excellence campaign (updated)

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Mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager, Damien Nettles, was recently a guest of honour at a carol service for the charity Missing People. She has also spoken about the campaign for the introduction of a Centre of Excellence in relation to missing people.

Thursday, 21st December, 2017 7:17am

By Sally Perry

Islanders urged to write to MP over Damien’s Law

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Those campaigning for Damien's Law tell OnTheWight that despite contact through various means they have not received any support from Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely. They are now urging Islanders to write to him calling for support.

Sunday, 12th November, 2017 10:51am

By Sally Perry

Damien Nettles missing for 21 years. Those with information urged to come forward

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On the 21st anniversary of the disappearance of Isle of Wight teenager, Damien Nettles, those who know vital information about his case are urged to come forward in order to give his family some closure.

Thursday, 2nd November, 2017 9:14am

By Sally Perry

Damien’s Law gains high profile support, but not from Isle of Wight MP say campaigners

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Just a couple of weeks away from the 21st anniversary of the disappearance of Isle of Wight teenager, Damien Nettles, campaigners say they've received high profile support for Damien's Law, but still no response from the MP, Bob Seely.

Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 8:23pm

By Sally Perry