New CCTV appeal over missing Luke

THE concerned mother of a missing teenager has made a fresh appeal for people with information about his disappearance to come forward - after new CCTV images were released by police.

THE concerned mother of a missing teenager has made a fresh appeal for people with information about his disappearance to come forward - after new CCTV images were released by police.

Luke Durbin, of Coronation Avenue, Hollesley, was last seen by friends late in the evening of May 11 after visiting Zest nightclub in Princes Street, Ipswich.

Yesterday Suffolk Constabulary issued seven new images of people seen close to the town's bus station between 4.05am and 4.50am on Friday May 12 - the morning the 19-year-old went missing.

Last night his mum, Nicki, said: “I would beg anyone who recognises themselves or recognises someone in the images to get in touch with police - even if it is with the tiniest piece of information.”


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She said emotionally she was still in a “complete blackout” but the campaign to find her son was still going strong.

“We have now been in the national papers and yesterday [Tuesday] the website we have set up had more than 1,400 independent hits,” she said. “It's encouraging because we are reaching a wider audience.

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“Someone out there knows something about Luke's disappearance. I hope with all my heart that the right person will see this and come forward.”

The first two new images show people in the Cattlemarket bus station shelter L between 4.30am and 4.40am. These include a male with a back pack and several others who appear to be chatting and waiting for a bus.

In the third there is a figure in Dogs Head Street near to the Best Kebab shop - close to the pedestrian crossing.

The fourth image shows a person carrying what appears to be a white carrier bag walking along Tacket Street heading towards Dogs Head Street, around 4.16am.

The fifth shows the front of a silver vehicle - possibly a Volvo or Mercedes - being driven past 'Tinkerbelle' at Orwell Place, heading from Tacket Street in the direction of the Spread Eagle pub at about 4.09am.

The final pictures show a person wearing a hooded coat and dark trousers walking around the corner of Fore Street past the Spread Eagle public house about 4.11am.

Acting detective inspector Ian Addison, who is leading the enquiry into Luke's disappearance, said: “We have said this before, but it doesn't matter if you think you saw nothing - we still need to speak to you.

“You may unwittingly have information that can move the enquiry forward and we'd ask you to call even though this may seem like a while ago.”

Extensive appeals - including a recent appearance on GMTV and a walk to retrace Luke's last steps - have led to a number of calls to police and potential leads.

A website has been set up and can be found at www.findluke.com .

Luke is described as white, 5ft10ins tall, of slim build with short brown wavy hair. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a black or grey long-sleeved collared shirt, a blue/grey sweatshirt, blue jeans and brown suede shoes.

Anyone with information should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or The National Missing Persons Helpline on 0500 700 700.

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