Luke's mum makes Christmas appeal

LUKE Durbin's desperate mum has today made an emotional online plea for her missing son to make contact.Nicki Durbin has recorded a video message in the hope it may encourage people to come forward with information about Luke's whereabouts.

LUKE Durbin's desperate mum has today made an emotional online plea for her missing son to make contact.

Nicki Durbin has recorded a video message in the hope it may encourage people to come forward with information about Luke's whereabouts.

Luke, who was 19 when he disappeared in May, was due to celebrate his 20th birthday earlier this week and his mum is anxious to know he is safe and well.

She has recorded the podcast as part of a Christmas campaign for the National Missing Persons Helpline.


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Labelled Message from Mum, the charity's appeal aims to highlight the anguish parents of missing persons experience at this time of year.

In the podcast, which can be viewed on The Evening Star's website, Mrs Durbin tells of her pain as she approaches Christmas without Luke and tells how her and daughter Alicia feel they must stay at home over the festive period.

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She says: “We have decided we couldn't leave. What if you phoned or tried to get in touch?

“You're my first thought every morning, wondering if today will bring the news I am so desperately waiting for.”

The message will be online until December 22 and will be broadcast on numerous websites.

Mrs Durbin appeared on GMTV this morning promoting the podcast and again appealed for anyone with information about Luke to come forward.

In her message she said: “Luke, I love you so very much, you and Alicia have always been my world and a huge piece is missing.”

Anyone with information about Luke's whereabouts should call the National Missing Persons Helpline on 0500 700 700 or Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

To view the podcast visit The Evening Star website at www.eveningstar.co.uk

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