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Luke went missing on May 11th 2006.

Nicki Durbin

Luke Durbin was last seen in Ipswich following a night out on Friday 11 May 2006. His mother Nicki has been talking to BBC Radio Suffolk's Lesley Dolphin about how she's coping and the efforts she's making to try and find her 19 year old son.

Luke, who's from Hollesley, vanished after leaving Zest nightclub on Old Foundry Road in the early hours of 12th May.  The police have been looking through CCTV footage to help trace where Luke went after leaving Zest.

He's described as white, 5ft 10in, of slim build, with short mousey-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.

A mother's tale

Nicki Durbin has been putting up posters around town asking for information and help.  The latest CCTV pictures show Luke walking along the Buttermarket "Maybe if other people see themselves on the pictures it may jog their. If they could just come forward I would be so grateful, I really would.

"It's a positive that he seems to have been heading somewhere."

Nicki says she's not giving up her search "There is no time limit.  Initially I had a feeling that he would just turn up and do the 'big sorry', but now I don't think that's going to happen.

"I can't say I've got used to the feeling of Luke missing.  He's certainly no angel, but he's like a lot of other teenagers - very sensitive and kind, sociable, popular and he has a lot of friends who're also very worried.

"Everyone's being very supportive.  My daughter Alicia needs me and I need her.  She's still going to school and having her social life, but she's distraught.  Everywhere I go I think I see Luke everywhere and I do double-takes.

"We were just a normal family getting on and now our life has completely changed.   Luke had had a year of not doing anything productive at all and then he got a job in Aldeburgh and he became more focussed.  He seemed to have got it all back together and his disappearance doesn't make any sense."


"We've had 6,000 posters printed and we're going to saturate the area around Portman Road for the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert.

"I do have my very dark days, but if I had them all the time I wouldn't be able to get up in the morning. Somebody, somewhere knows something and I hang on to that.  I will not let Luke's disappearance be forgotten about.

A website has been set-up.  The link is on the right-hand side of this page>>

Suffolk Police 01473 613500, Crimestoppers 0800 555111

last updated: 26/11/2008 at 11:38
created: 28/06/2006

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