Luke's mum steps up campaign

WITH police efforts to trace missing teenager Luke Durbin so far proving fruitless, his frantic mother has vowed to take the campaign to find him to a new level.

WITH police efforts to trace missing teenager Luke Durbin so far proving fruitless, his frantic mother has vowed to take the campaign to find him to a new level.

Nicki Durbin, 37, says there is no firm evidence Luke is still in the area and is aiming to widen the search for him across the UK in the hope someone will have seen the 19-year-old.

As well as speaking to national newspapers she has teamed up with a public relations expert to help co-ordinate the campaign and is trying to get large firms such as Tesco involved in the hunt.

She said: “We are trying to target any companies who will put a link to the findluke.com website on their own internet site.


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“With the technology available today it gives us the opportunity to take the campaign national or global at the touch of a button.

“I will do anything to highlight Luke's disappearance.

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“There is nothing conclusive to say he is still in this area so the further afield the appeal goes the better.

“I want it to be as high profile as possible.

“I am pretty out of my depth with this kind of thing but will learn as fast as I have to.”

Mrs Durbin is pinning her hopes on a Summer Holiday Find Luke Campaign which will call for people to print off a flyer and stick it in their car.

Various companies across the UK will be approached to see if they will promote the campaign website www.findluke.com.

Meanwhile Mrs Durbin has begun approaching haulage firms to ask them to carry leaflets and distribute them at truck stops across the country to help spread the search.

A special section of the Evening Star website was launched at the start of the month featuring all the latest news on Luke's disappearance.

Anyone with information on Luke is asked to contact Woodbridge Police Station on 01473 721074, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or the National Missing Persons Helpline on 0500 700 700.

Do you have a message of support for the Durbin family? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

www.findluke.comwww.missingpersons.orgwww.suffolk.police.uk

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