New hunt for missing Luke in London

A NEW appeal to find missing Luke Durbin has been launched today after a number of potential sightings.

A NEW appeal to find missing Luke Durbin has been launched today after a number of potential sightings.

Luke went missing in the early hours of Friday, May 12, 2006, when he was 19-years-old, following a night out with friends.

Since then his family have desperately tried to find the Hollesley man and now Suffolk police officers are following up on a number of potential sightings of him in the Whitechapel area of London.

The original sighting was at the junction of Brushfield Street and Commercial Road and on Tuesday officers searched that area.

There they spoke to a group of people, one of whom, when shown a photograph of Luke, said they thought he had been seen in a nearby park known as Itchy Park.

The officers visited this park and further enquiries led them to a nearby canteen where other people said they had seen a man matching Luke's description around Christmas time.

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Acting detective Inspector Ian Addison said he hoped people would come forward with more information about Luke, who may now look slightly older and thinner than the photographs issued at the time of his disappearance.

He added: “While this may not be Luke, the new information obviously gives us a potential line of enquiry that we are following.

“It is notable that at least four separate people have now said that a man matching his description had been seen in the area and it's possible that other people have more definite information that may be able to progress our enquires.”

Anyone with information about Luke's whereabouts should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or the Missing People's 24-hour free phone service on 0500 700700.