Sister's heartbreak over missing Luke

THE sister of a missing Suffolk teenager Luke Durbin has spoken for the first time of the nightmare she is going through.Alicia Durbin, 17, of Hollesley, said she was extremely close to 19-year-old Luke - with the pair often confiding in each other and sharing a real passion for music.

THE sister of a missing Suffolk teenager Luke Durbin has spoken for the first time of the nightmare she is going through.

Alicia Durbin, 17, of Hollesley, said she was extremely close to 19-year-old Luke - with the pair often confiding in each other and sharing a real passion for music.

However, despite their closeness, she said she did not know why he had disappeared and it “made no sense”.

The Farlingaye High School student said: “It keeps going through my head that it shouldn't be happening to my family. We don't deserve this.”


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Luke went missing on May 11 following a night out in Ipswich with friends.

Police have checked his bank and phone records and followed up reported sightings but have failed to get any firm leads on Luke's whereabouts.

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Luke is thought to have left the Zest nightclub in Ipswich at about 2am and made his way to Ipswich railway station.

The next confirmed sighting of him was at about 3.40am near a taxi office in Old Foundry Road but he was unable to get a taxi and was advised to catch a bus from the Cattle Market.

The last CCTV images of him showed him in Dog's Head Street heading towards the bus station at about 4am.

Alicia said: “It really gets you down but you can't cry every day. We were very close and he always looked out for me at school for any problems or anything. I think in a way Luke is like a bit of a father figure for me.”

Alicia said the circumstances of Luke's disappearance were totally out of character as the only time he has been missing before, when he went off to France a couple of years ago, he told his sister all about his plans.

Police today said a team would continue to carry out inquiries into Luke's disappearance until he is located.

Anyone with information on Luke is asked to contact Woodbridge Police Station on 01473 721074, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or the National Missing Persons Helpline on 0500 700 700.

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