Missing Luke's last known steps retraced

THE last known steps of missing teenager Luke Durbin were retraced for television cameras last night in preparation for a special report marking the anniversary of his disappearance.

By Danielle Nuttall

THE last known steps of missing teenager Luke Durbin were retraced for television cameras last night in preparation for a special report marking the anniversary of his disappearance.

Assisted by detectives working on the inquiry, a crew from Anglia TV reconstructed the teenager's movements in a bid to generate further leads from the public.

The move coincided with a fresh appeal by police for members of the public to come forward if they had any information on the 19-year-old's whereabouts.


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Luke, of Coronation Avenue, Hollesley, near Woodbridge, disappeared exactly a year ago this weekend following a night out at Ipswich nightclub Zest. He was last seen at 4am in the town's Dogs Head Street.

Detectives have exhausted a number of leads and possible sightings - the most recent being in London - but admit they are still no closer to knowing his whereabouts.

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Acting Detective Inspector Ian Addison, who is leading the hunt, said: “We have had numerous pieces of information into the inquiry team over the past year and each of these have been checked out, however, frustratingly, when we have tracked rumours back to their sources they have turned out to be just that - rumours - and we still have no confirmed sightings of Luke after 4am on Friday, May 12, when he was seen in Dogs Head Street, Ipswich.

“Intensive work by a team of dedicated officers was carried out during the first six months of the enquiry including calling the 100 people listed in Luke's mobile phone, active searches including police dogs and the force helicopter along possible routes he may have walked home.

“There is still work to be done and we are renewing appeals for anyone with information about Luke's current whereabouts to come forward.”

The detective praised the work of Luke's mother, Nikki, and his family and friends who have continued to raise awareness of his disappearance.

Anglia TV's report will air on Friday during the 6pm news. Anyone with information on Luke's disappearance should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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