Family's sadness at Luke's 21st

TODAY, Luke Durbin's 21st birthday, should have been a day of celebration for his family, but instead they are still desperately looking for clues to his whereabouts.

TODAY, Luke Durbin's 21st birthday, should have been a day of celebration for his family, but instead they are still desperately looking for clues to his whereabouts.

To mark the day Luke's mum, Nicki, and his 18-year-old sister, Alicia, are comforting each other at their home in Coronation Avenue, Hollesley, and continuing to work to highlight the youngster's disappearance.

Alicia said: “This day is really odd. I think it is the first time that a day has really affected me.

“It is going to be really hard - we still can't believe it is happening.


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“It was always Luke's mad idea to have a garden party for his 21st and we won't be able to do that. We need to get Luke back.”

Mum Nicki, 38, added: “It will be a tough day. I'm sure Luke would have been clubbing and enjoying himself with his friends.

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“We've already had his 20th without him but the 21st is a massive birthday, anyone's 21st is, so it compounds the feelings.”

Luke was last seen about 4am on May 12, 2006, when he was spotted on CCTV in the Buttermarket area of Ipswich.

Anyone with information about Luke's whereabouts should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or the National Missing People Helpline on 0500 700700.

For more information about Luke's disappearance, visit www.findluke.com.

Have you got a message of support for Luke's family? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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