New police lead on missing teen

POLICE searching for missing teenager Luke Durbin say they are 90 per cent sure he was spotted in a car just days after his disappearance.Luke, 19, went missing after a night out in Ipswich on Thursday May 11.

POLICE searching for missing teenager Luke Durbin say they are 90 per cent sure he was spotted in a car just days after his disappearance.

Luke, 19, went missing after a night out in Ipswich on Thursday May 11.

Officers have received a number of calls from members of the public following appeals last week and say it seems likely he was in a dark blue Renault - possibly a Megane - in Woodbridge at around 11.30am on Saturday May 13.

A man matching Luke's description was seen by friends in the car which had stopped at traffic lights near the Turban Centre.


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Police are keen to trace the driver of the car, said to be a black man possibly in his mid 20s to 30s, and are urging him to contact officers as soon as possible.

Meanwhile officers say they now know that Luke was trying to get home in the early hours of Friday morning after leaving the Zest nightclub.

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They are asking anyone who may have been approached by him for a lift, or who picked him up a hitchhiker between Ipswich and Woodbridge.

Police have followed several lines of enquiry since Luke's disappearance including viewing CCTV footage, distributing flyers, helicopter searches along routes he may have taken, phone and bank checks and checks with taxi firms.

Luke is described as white, 5ft 10ins, of slim build, with short mousy-coloured wavy hair and blue eyes.

When he disappeared he was wearing a black or grey long-sleeved collared shirt, blue jeans and brown suede shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 01473 613500.

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