A new book, which details the heartbreaking true story of Damien Nettles’ disappearance, has been released by his mother.

Valerie Nettles’ The Boy Who Disappeared is available to buy on Amazon, here.

Dubbed “the true story of every mother’s worst nightmare”, it takes readers back to the very beginning.

Damien was just 16 when he went missing in Cowes on 2 November 1996, following a night out.

In the years since then, five men and a woman were arrested but were later released without charge. In 2016, a BBC Three documentary profiled his case.

It is hoped The Boy Who Disappeared will lead to information about what happened to him.