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Luke Durbin on Buttermarket, Ipswich

Luke Durbin: 98 days walk

On Thursday 17th August 2006 the family and friends of the missing 19 year old retraced his last known steps around Ipswich town centre. They released 98 balloons - one for each day since he was last seen.

Luke Durbin, who's from Hollesley, was pictured on CCTV camera footage walking around Ipswich town centre after leaving Zest nightclub in the early hours of Friday 12th May 2006.

His mother Nikki Durbin organised the walk and hopes the publicity will generate some leads: "I know somebody knows something.  I just can't understand why they won't come forward.  I'm terrified it'll be forgotten that Luke has gone missing, but for us nothing has changed.  I need Luke's disappearance to stay high-profile."

"The next step is to go into the schools and colleges when they return for the new academic year."

Luke Durbin

Around 150 people went on the walk and they released 98 balloons.  20 year old Alex Farrow describes himself as a close friend "I've spoken to Luke on a daily basis for years.  It's important for me to be here and support Nikki and the family as much as possible."

Luke's grandmother Harriet Durbin was also there "People say life goes on and it does, but not when you've got this big question of 'Where's Luke?'  Hopefully people will see the flyers and pick them up."

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

Suffolk Police 01473 613500, Crimestoppers 0800 555111.

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