Luke's steps retraced

MORE than 100 people retraced missing teenager Luke Durbin's last known steps.Friends and family of the 19-year-old gathered outside Zest nightclub in Ipswich, the venue which Luke visited on the night of his disappearance, in a bid to prompt further information from the public.

MORE than 100 people retraced missing teenager Luke Durbin's last known steps.

Friends and family of the 19-year-old gathered outside Zest nightclub in Ipswich, the venue which Luke visited on the night of his disappearance, in a bid to prompt further information from the public.

Dressed in special T-shirts and armed with leaflets, they followed the teenager's last known route through the town before releasing 98 balloons at the Old Cattle Market Street, the last place he was seen.

Each balloon represented a day of Luke's disappearance.

Luke's mother Nicki said she still held hope of seeing her son again and wanted to do everything possible to bring forward more information about his disappearance.

“It's basically to put Luke's disappearance back in the public eye. Obviously, with this many people walking through town, maybe there's somebody who perhaps doesn't listen to the radio or read newspapers and it will trigger something. Maybe they will come forward,” she said.

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“I'm incredibly anxious. This is my child involved. But I'm still positive.

“I couldn't have done this without my family and friends, they have been fantastic. It's certainly in these situations that you see all the sides of human nature. The kindness and compassion has been incredibly overwhelming.”

Luke, of Coronation Avenue, Hollesley, went missing following a night out at Zest nightclub on May 12.

Extensive appeals - including a recent appearance on GMTV - have led to a number of calls to police and potential leads, but the teenager remains missing.

Friends and family are in the process of contacting schools, colleges and universities in a bid to highlight Luke's disappearance further and provoke more potential leads.

Anyone interested in assisting in the Summer Holiday Find Luke Campaign, should email: findluke@hotmail.co.uk.

A website has been set up and can be found at www.findluke.com .

Luke is described as white, 5ft10ins tall, of slim build with short brown wavy hair. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a black or grey long-sleeved collared shirt, a blue/grey sweatshirt, blue jeans and brown suede shoes.

Anyone with information should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or The National Missing Persons Helpline on 700 500 500.

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