Video: Detectives investigating the disappearance of Hollesley man Luke Durbin ‘encouraged’ by response from BBC Crimewatch

Nicki Durbin makes an appeal for information which might help find her missing son Luke on the BBC's

Nicki Durbin makes an appeal for information which might help find her missing son Luke on the BBC's Crimewatch programme - Credit: Archant

An impassioned television appeal from the mother of a missing Suffolk man has yielded an “encouraging” public response, police have said.

Luke Durbin, who went missing in May, 2006, after a night out in Ipswich.

Luke Durbin, who went missing in May, 2006, after a night out in Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

Detectives investigating the disappearance of 19-year-old Luke Durbin in May 2006 have received a number of calls following last night’s BBC Crimewatch programme.

Det Supt John Brocklebank said: “It is only going to take one piece of information for us to find out what has happened to Luke.

“Out of the calls received, two were of particular interest to us.

“It is encouraging and the team working on this case will now go away to see if the information received can help us move the investigation forward.


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“Having the support of BBC Crimewatch and having national coverage is important but we still maintain that someone locally holds the key to where Luke went at 4am on Friday May 12.

“I hope for the sake of his family that we will be able to get the answers they desperately need.”

Last night’s show featured CCTV footage of Luke on the night he went missing, clips from home video and photographs of Luke in younger life.

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Luke’s mother Nicki Durbin also made an impassioned appeal for information as part of her desperate search for answers.

He had spent the evening of Thursday, May 11, through to the early hours of the following morning with friends in Ipswich but failed to return to his home in Coronation Avenue, Hollesley, near Woodbridge.

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