Police step up search for Luke

POLICE in Ipswich are stepping up their search for missing teenager Luke Durbin.Officers will be distributing leaflets and posters across the town last night - one week on from the 19-year-old's disappearance.

POLICE in Ipswich are today stepping up their search for missing teenager Luke Durbin.

Officers will be distributing leaflets and posters across the town tonight - one week on from the 19-year-old's disappearance.

Mr Durbin of Hollesley went missing last Thursday following a night out with friends at Zest nightclub.

Police said there have been three possible sightings of him since - two from people claiming to have seen him in Woodbridge and a further possible sighting at Sainsbury's in Ipswich.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: “These sightings are something we are trying to check at the moment.

“We have a team based at Woodbridge police station following several lines of enquiry.”

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In later editions of yesterday's Evening Star, Mr Durbin's desperate mother Nicki, 37, told how he had became separated from his friends on the night of his disappearance.

Mrs Durbin said: “I don't think boys are quite as concerned as girls are about splitting up and they assumed he had gone back.

“They thought he would turn up on Friday but he obviously didn't.”

Mrs Durbin says her family is “frantic” with worry over the son she describes as a talented musician.

Luke, a former pupil at Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge, started working at a greengrocers in Aldeburgh around a month ago.

Mrs Durbin added: “He is so enthusiastic about his job - he loves it there.

“I can't think of a reason for him to go missing.

“If Luke is reading this I would just ask him to get in contact with us to let us know he is OK.”

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

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a black or grey long-sleeved collared shirt, blue jeans and brown suede shoes.

Police are asking Mr Durbin, or anyone with information about where he is, to contact Woodbridge police station on 01473 613500.

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