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Australia'I promised his little brother I would bring him home': Belgian backpacker's father breaks down in tears during emotional press conference as police release new CCTV of Theo Hayez

09:35  17 june  2019
09:35  17 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Belgian backpacker missing after failing to return to his Byron Bay hostel

Belgian backpacker missing after failing to return to his Byron Bay hostel Serious concerns are held for the whereabouts of a Belgian backpacker who has been missing for more than a week, after he failed to return to his hostel in Byron Bay. Theo Hayez, 18, was reported missing on Thursday by staff at the Byron Bay WakeUp! Backpacker hostel, when they noticed he had not checked out of his room. Mr Hayez's cousin Lisa Hayez arrived in Byron Bay on Saturday morning in the wake of his disappearance and said her family was "really worried," waiting for "any news".

' I promised his little brother I would bring him home ’: Belgian backpacker ’ s father breaks down in tears during emotional press conference as police Police have since released previously unseen footage of Theo and a friend at a local bottle shop at about 7.45pm on Friday May 31 before

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The devastated father of a Belgian teenager who has been missing in Australia for 17 days promised his youngest son he would bring the 18-year-old home.

Laurent Hayez travelled to Byron Bay to help search for his son Theo, who went missing in the seaside town on May 31.

He was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkey bar at about 11pm and never returned to the WakeUp! Backpacker hostel, where his passport and belongings were found.

Search continues for Belgian backpacker last seen leaving Byron Bay bar

Search continues for Belgian backpacker last seen leaving Byron Bay bar Theo Hayez' passport and phone were found in his hostel after the alarm was raised when he failed to check out last week.

Theo Hayez : CCTV of missing Belgian backpacker ’ s last sighting released . “When I left Belgium I promised Theo ’s little brother Lucas that I would bring his brother home , please Theo Hayez has been missing for 18 days, and police have only confirmed two sightings of the backpacker on

' I promised his little brother I would bring him home ': Belgian backpacker ' s father breaks down in tears during emotional press conference as 'Before I left Belgium I promised Theo 's little brother Lucas that I would bring his brother home . Please, help me keep my promise to him,' he

Police have since released previously unseen footage of Theo and a friend at a local bottle shop at about 7:45pm on Friday May 31 before heading to the bar.

'I promised his little brother I would bring him home': Belgian backpacker's father breaks down in tears during emotional press conference as police release new CCTV of Theo Hayez © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Police have since released previously unseen footage of Theo (right) and a friend (left) at a local bottle shop at about 7:45pm on Friday May 31 before heading to the bar

The footage gave a clearer picture of the last known clothing Theo was wearing, and police hope the new CCTV footage may lead to new information regarding his disappearance.

His father made a tearful plea to the Australian public to not give up on his son, and said if witnesses were 'scared to come forward' they should send in anonymous tips.

'I promised his little brother I would bring him home': Belgian backpacker's father breaks down in tears during emotional press conference as police release new CCTV of Theo Hayez © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The footage gives a clearer picture of the last known clothing Theo was wearing; a black jumper, stone coloured pants and a grey cap with black shoes 'I promised Theo's little brother, Lucas, that I would bring his brother home,' he said.

'They're using all resources that they can': Search continues for missing backpacker Theo Hayez

'They're using all resources that they can': Search continues for missing backpacker Theo Hayez Two weeks after his disappearance, the search for Belgian backpacker Theo Hayez continues in Byron Bay, with the arrival of his immediate family imminent. Rescue teams continue to search the Byron Bay headlands, east- and north-east of the town, as well as Belongil Beach. "They're trying to cover all of those central areas," a NSW police spokeswoman said. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

Theo Hayez ' s distraught father Laurent made an emotional plea for help on Monday, 17 days after his son went missing. He said he feared his son was in grave danger and begged for any information that could lead police to his whereabouts. 'Before I left Belgium I promised Theo ' s little brother

New Theo Hayez twist as Belgian backpacker ’ s father RETURNS to Australia to continue the search for his missing son - three months after he 'This afternoon, we especially had the great happiness of being reunited with Lucas, Theo 's little brother . 'Through this message, Theo 's Mummy and I would

'Please, help me keep my promise to him.'

The fresh appeal comes after his cousin and travelling companion Lisa Hayez revealed a WhatsApp message was sent from his phone in the early hours of June 1.

Mr Hayez said he 'respected the [app's strict confidentiality] rules' but said in this circumstance, the information on the app may be crucial to the investigation.

'I promised his little brother I would bring him home': Belgian backpacker's father breaks down in tears during emotional press conference as police release new CCTV of Theo Hayez © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The devastated father of a Belgian teenager who has been missing in Australia for 17 days promised his youngest son he would bring the 18-year-old home

'We know Theo used WhatsApp the night he disappeared. We understand the politics about confidentiality and respect that. But this is a question of providing assistance to a person in grave danger.

'It is vital that investigators get access to Theo's WhatsApp account without delay. Every minute counts.'

On Sunday Miss Hayez posted an appeal on Facebook, asking if anyone knows who he last contacted.

Theo Hayez's father makes emotional press plea to find 18yo who is 'in grave danger'

Theo Hayez's father makes emotional press plea to find 18yo who is 'in grave danger' The father of a missing Belgian backpacker has made an emotional plea for information as homicide detectives join the search effort in northern NSW. Theo Hayez's father, Laurent Hayez, broke down as he pleaded for public information about his son's disappearance, saying the 18-year-old was "in grave danger". "When I left Belgium I promised Theo's little brother, Lucas, I would bring his brother home, please help me keep my promise to him," he said.

' I promised his little brother I would bring him home ': Belgian backpacker ' s father breaks down in tears during emotional press conference as police release new CCTV of Theo Hayez . Laurent Hayez has travelled to Byron Bay to help search for his 18-year-old son Theo , who went missing in

The Belgian backpacker was last seen at a bar with friends on May 31. Police are investigating if 'Before I left Belgium I promised Theo ' s little brother Lucas that I would bring his brother home . He says he hopes WhatsApp will cooperate with police to decode the messages that Theo last sent

She wrote: 'Unfortunately it takes ages to WhatsApp to give any information to the police so if you could share this post so someone who knows someone who works for WhatsApp could help us to get these informations ASAP!'

Theo's phone last pinged at 1:42pm on June 1st, but police are concerned the device may have been placed on sleep mode.

'I promised his little brother I would bring him home': Belgian backpacker's father breaks down in tears during emotional press conference as police release new CCTV of Theo Hayez © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The 18-year-old was looking forward to returning home to start his university course studying maths and science following and eight month trip around Australia

Police have been working alongside their Belgian counterparts to build a character profile on Theo and agree his disappearance is out of character.

'We're baffled as to what's occurred, but let me just say - we're not ruling anything out. We want to conduct all lines of inquiry and we're keeping it open as we speak,' Superintendent David Roptell said.

He confessed the investigation was made more difficult due to the delay from when he was last seen to when he was reported missing.

But the police force have promised to 'not leave a single stone unturned' in the search for the missing teen.

Search for missing backpacker Theo Hayez ramps up around Cape Byron

Search for missing backpacker Theo Hayez ramps up around Cape Byron Dozens of volunteers are searching dense bushland and cliffs around Cape Byron, 18 days after Theo Hayez was last seen.

" I promised Theo ' s little brother , Lucas, that I would bring his brother home . Australian police said June 10, 2019 they were scouring bushland for a Belgian teenage tourist missing in a popular surf town for Every minute counts," he said at the same press conference as he broke down in tears .

Theo Hayez ' s father broke down as he pleaded for information on his son. The father of a backpacker missing from a town in northern NSW for 17 days has broken down as he made an emotional plea for " I promised Theo ' s little brother , Lucas, that I would bring his brother home .

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District confirmed they are expanding their search around Byron Bay.

Extensive land, air and sea searches have been conducted to the east and north-east of town, as well as near Belongil Beach and Cape Byron.

'I promised his little brother I would bring him home': Belgian backpacker's father breaks down in tears during emotional press conference as police release new CCTV of Theo Hayez © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Police hope the new CCTV footage may lead to new information regarding his disappearance

Theo was travelling on an eight-month gap year with his cousin and was due to return home a week after he vanished.

His mother Vinciane Delforge told a French broadcaster in Belgium she is holding out hope her son is safe and well - but said his disappearance is entirely out of character.

'We would love to believe that he met a girl and had a fling... and that's why there's no sign of life,' Ms Delforge said.

'But that just isn't him, that's not his style.'

She said her son was a 'meticulous planner' who had thoroughly researched his gap year to Australia in the months prior to leaving his home town.

'He is a conscientious, organised, responsible and attentive boy,' she said.

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Belgian police to travel to Byron Bay to continue search for missing backpacker Theo Hayez as his distraught mother arrives in Australia.
The 18-year-old was last seen leaving the Cheeky Monkey's bar in Byron Bay at about 11pm on May 31.

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