Police step up search for missing Luke

POLICE dog handlers have searched a stretch of the A12 in a bid to unearth fresh leads to find missing teenager Luke Durbin.Officers yesterday launched renewed appeals for people to contact them as they get increasingly worried for the 19-year-old.

POLICE dog handlers have searched a stretch of the A12 in a bid to unearth fresh leads to find missing teenager Luke Durbin.

Officers yesterday launched renewed appeals for people to contact them as they get increasingly worried for the 19-year-old.

Luke, a former pupil of Farlingaye High School, Woodbridge, went missing after a night out on Thursday May 11, when he had become separated from a group of friends outside Ipswich nightclub Zest.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: “The last confirmed sighting of Luke was at Old Foundry Road in Ipswich at about 3.40am on Friday May 12


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“Police are very concerned for his well-being. Police dog handlers have been out walking the rural areas between Ipswich and Woodbridge to gather more information.

“This involved looking along the roadside on the A12 north and southbound between Ipswich and Woodbridge, but nothing further was found.''

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Officers also have other enquiries they are pursuing and are asking anyone who might have seen Luke to contact them.

His employers in Aldeburgh have told how Luke was gearing up for a good night out in Ipswich and he had been given the day off afterwards to recover. Luke was working for Susie Clarke at the newly-launched Aldeburgh Market in the High Street.

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 collared shirt, blue jeans and brown suede shoes.

His mother Nicki Durbin, of Coronation Avenue, Hollesley, and his sister, Alicia, 16, remain deeply concerned for Luke's safety and anyone with information about his whereabouts are asked to contact the duty sergeant at Woodbridge police station on 01473 613500.

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