Damien Nettles: Family share video showing dig starting

A video (embedded below) that was posted last night to Facebook by Sarah Nettles – sister of missing Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles – showing three people involved in digging in an unknown location has had almost 5,000 views already.

Damien Nettles:

Next month (2 November) sees the 18th anniversary of Damien’s disappearance after a night out in Cowes.

The family, who have campaigned far and wide about Damien’s disappearance, have been openly critical of Hampshire police, citing the loss of vital evidence as just one of many complaints.

Dig for Damien
In 2011, the family received information that some of Damien’s remains lay in a shallow grave in Parkhurst Forest. Sarah Nettles told supporters the Police had dismissed the information, stating the source was unreliable due to his criminal past. In 2012, the family were advised of the same deposition site via Paranormal means.

Sarah said,

“Although my family understands that these means are not conventional, the fact that the information provided, backs up the information we received from real sources should be considered.

“Hampshire Constabulary and the Forestry Commission refuse to allow my family and friends to dig the site in Parkhurst Forest at our own time and expense. They have advised that anyone who goes to dig up the site in Parkhurst Forest will be arrested.”

Sarah: “We’re on the right track”
Attached to the video (embedded below) Sarah Nettles says,

“We are looking hard, and we will find your body Damien…”

Damien’s mother, Valerie adds,

“Thank you all for the support and we are sure we are on the right track and a huge thanks to everyone involved.”

Sarah goes on to say,

“Thank you all …. We know that there is at least one person out there that can put all of this to rest for us…. As soon as we find Damien, they will be exposed. They may as well come out now.”

Rewards saw no new leads
In 2012, Hampshire Constabulary launched a reward campaign, offering £20,000 for information leading to discovering of Damien’s body.

After police chose not to renew the reward in 2013, a local businessman, who preferred to remain anonymous, offered £10,000 reward for information leading to Damien’s remains.

Get in touch
Anyone with information about the Damien Nettles case can contact Hampshire Constabulary by phoning 101 or emailing [email protected]
Mini-Com users can call 01962 875000.

Monday, 6th October, 2014 8:36am


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Mason Watch

The family need a benefactor to get hold of a Ground Penetrating Radar set for the search. If there’s a particular site to be examined it would be so much quicker and non destructive


I may be mistaken but I think such equipment was offered some time ago which might be why this dig has started…