Coronation Street's Vicky Entwistle slams 'toxic world' after sharing updates on missing Jay Slater

British teenager Jay Slater
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Coronation Street actress Vicky Entwhistle has hinted she might be stepping back from social media after expressing her frustration with the platform.

The 55 year old actress, known for her role as Janice Battersby on the ITV soap, has been actively involved in the search for missing teen Jay Slater, who is the grandson of her godmother. The 19 year old apprentice bricklayer from Lancashire disappeared on June 16, last seen in Tenerife.

Tragically, the family's appeal for information on social media was met with cruel trolls posting fake death news and making comparisons between Jay's mother and Karen Matthews, who was infamously imprisoned for orchestrating her own daughter's kidnapping to claim cash rewards.

Vicky addressed the issue on X, which used to be Twitter, saying: "Thank you to all that followed. You made me chuckle often! I wish you well in this toxic crazy world. Good night Vic x."

Coronation Street star, Vicky Entwhistle
Corrie star Vicky addressed the issue -Credit:ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Her message prompted a wave of concern from fans in the comments section, with one pleading: "Hope you're not leaving as it sounds like you are, will miss your tweets if you do," while another commented: "That sound as if you are leaving Vicky. I hope not, I look forward to your tweets. It is a toxic world but put two fingers up to it and never stop being wonderful you. X."

Jay, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, last made contact on Monday, June 17, when he rang his friend to say he was lost, parched and had only one per cent battery left after a night out in Tenerife. Before his mobile died, his last known location was near Rural de Teno Park, which has been the main focus of the extensive search efforts to find him, reports the Mirror.

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Jay Slater has been missing since Monday, June 17 -Credit:Instagram

Despite a week-long search involving police, mountain rescue teams, drones, fire service personnel and sniffer dogs, all rallied to help bring Jay safely home - he's still missing.

With the teen's worrying disappearance, his heartbroken family and friends have been clinging onto hope for good news - but his dad, Warren Slater, who is aiding the search operation on the Canary Island, has voiced his concern for his son.

Speaking from the scene in Santiago del Teide, Warren shared with the Manchester Evening News: "You think, has somebody got him? Because no matter if you were drunk or whatever, you don't go off that road up there."