Hollesley: Nicki Durbin, mother of missing Luke Durbin, appeals for help to find her son on BBC’s Crimewatch programme

Nicki Durbin makes an appeal for information which might help find her missing son Luke on the BBC's

Nicki Durbin makes an appeal for information which might help find her missing son Luke on the BBC's Crimewatch programme - Credit: Archant

The mother of missing Luke Durbin has made an appeal for information about his disappearance on Crimewatch.

Nicki Durbin appeared on the BBC1 show last night in a pre-recorded interview.

Luke, then 19, from Hollesley, near Woodbridge, disappeared after a night out in Ipswich with friends seven years ago.

And in the appeal Ms Durbin spoke of how her life has been without him.

She said: “At the point he went missing I really thought he’d found direction in life, he just seemed driven.

“My imagination has become my best friend and my worst enemy.

“No parent should lose their child but to lose your child to an unknown entity it just eats at you.”

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Senior investigating officer Detective Superintendent John Brocklebank, of Suffolk police, said: “Sadly we think he could well have been taken and held against his will.”

He added that it was possible Luke had become involved with the “wrong crowd” but this may help the police to trace him.

Det Supt Brocklebank added: “In August of 2007 somebody has used his name and his date of birth in a computer-related fraud.

“It was in the Brixton area of London. Who used that?”

Like the police, Ms Durbin strongly believes that someone locally knows what happened to Luke and will hold the key to solving the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk police on 01473 668999.

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