New bid to find missing Luke

A SCHOOL friend of missing teenager Luke Durbin is to appear in a televised reconstruction of his final recorded moments. Rob Tuner, 19, of School Road, Bromeswell, is to appear on Anglia Tonight in the latest bid to solve the mystery of Luke's disappearance a year ago this Saturday.

A SCHOOL friend of missing teenager Luke Durbin is to appear in a televised reconstruction of his final recorded moments.

Rob Tuner, 19, of School Road, Bromeswell, is to appear on Anglia Tonight in the latest bid to solve the mystery of Luke's disappearance a year ago this Saturday.

Mr Turner, who bears a resemblance to Luke, said: “I want to do anything I can to find Luke and to bring him home. It is nearly a year since he disappeared and this reconstruction might jog someone's memory or prompt someone to com forward with information.”

Mr Turner said the two became friends while studying at Farlingaye High School, in Woodbridge.

Luke was last seen captured on CCTV heading towards the cattle market bus station in Ipswich town centre at about 4am on May 12.

And ITV's Anglia Tonight is to film the last movements of the 19-year-old on Wednesday May 9 in a number of Ipswich town centre locations.

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Due to be broadcast this Friday - exactly a year since the night he vanished - the reconstruction will recall the final sightings of the teenager who hasn't been seen since.

Simon Wright, acting head of news for ITV Anglia East, said: “This is a tragic story that has left Luke's family in limbo for nearly a year.

“We are timing the broadcast to mark the first year since Luke's disappearance. It is a chance to highlight the case and perhaps prompt someone to come forward with new information.

“We are using a close friend of Luke's, who went to school with him and looks like him, as well as interviewing Luke's mum Nicki for the reconstruction.”

“This is an opportunity to keep Luke's case in the public eye. If we can try something that just might help solve the mystery then we will.”

Nicki Durbin, 38, of Hollesley said: “Anglia News has been very supportive and I welcome anything that keeps Luke's disappearance in the public eye.

“This is obviously a very difficult time for me and Luke's family but I am very pleased this reconstruction is being filmed.”

If you have seen Luke call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

TO mark Luke's disappearance there will be a "A Year and a Day" event at the Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge. From 12-5pm on Saturday .

The afternoon, hosted by former middle east hostage John McCarthy, consists of live music, a play, a silent auction and a BBQ.

Tickets are £10 each (BBQ included) and all monies raised going to National Missing Persons Helpline.

For tickets please e-mail findluke@hotmail.co.uk

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