New CCTV images released of missing Luke

POLICE investigating the mysterious disappearance of a teenager have released new CCTV images in a bid to unearth more clues about his movements on the night he went missing.

POLICE investigating the mysterious disappearance of a teenager have released new CCTV images in a bid to unearth more clues about his movements on the night he went missing.

Luke Durbin, 19, of Coronation Avenue in Hollesley, near Woodbridge, disappeared after he was separated from his friends outside Zest nightclub, Ipswich, in the early hours of Friday May 12.

Yesterday Suffolk Constabulary released 11 CCTV images showing the teenager around 4am walking through the town centre heading towards the bus station.

Acting detective inspector Ian Addison, who is leading the enquiry into Luke's disappearance, said the footage identifies important potential witnesses police urgently need to trace.


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He said: “These images are very significant because they put Luke in a different part of town to where we initially thought he was.

“They also clearly show there were a lot of people out and about in central Ipswich between 3.30am and 4.30am who have still not come forward despite extensive media appeals.

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“We would be very keen to talk to these individuals and I would ask them to contact us as a matter of urgency because they may have information that can help us locate Luke.

“Many people may have been on their way to work at this time, especially bus drivers, and we are very keen to speak to anyone who may have noticed someone hanging around.

“We particularly want to talk to a man, wearing a light T-shirt with a circular logo and dark trousers, walking with a smaller man, wearing a dark t-shirt and jeans, in Dogs Head Street close to what is now The Plough public house.

“It appears as if Luke would have been right in their field of vision and I would ask them to get in touch as they might be able to tell us which direction Luke was headed.”

Luke's friend Zac Madison welcomed the new images, saying he hoped they helped to shed some light on what happened.

“It shows progress and I would urge anyone who is in one of the photos or who thinks they know someone in them to contact police as soon as possible,” he said. “No matter how small the piece of information is it could make all the difference because it doesn't make sense that Luke would be walking around Ipswich by himself.”

The first CCTV footage shows Luke, a former Farlingaye High School pupil, heading out of a pathway by the Buttermarket Shopping Centre at 3.57pm walking towards the Cattlemarket bus station.

At the bottom of both frames is a person wearing a helmet, who police believe later leaves on a moped wearing a fluorescent orange jacket at 4.12am.

Another picture, taken at 3.58am, shows two people in fluorescent waistcoats or jackets moments after Luke has walked past.

At 4am a figure believed to be Luke crosses the Cattlemarket zebra crossing and another image clearly shows at least two people in the immediate background very close to him.

Ten minutes later one of the men is walking in exactly the same place as Luke but this time he is alone and police are keen to trace who he is and who he was with. The final CCTV image captures a cyclist at 4.16am.

Luke is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, of slim build, with short mousy-coloured wavy hair and blue eyes. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a black or grey long-sleeved coloured shirt, blue jeans and brown suede shoes.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call the enquiry team on 01473 613500.

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