Retracing Luke's steps

FAMILY and friends of missing Suffolk teenager Luke Durbin are set to retrace his last known steps this week in a bid to prompt further information from the public about his disappearance.

FAMILY and friends of missing Suffolk teenager Luke Durbin are set to retrace his last known steps this week in a bid to prompt further information from the public about his disappearance.

The 19-year-old's mother, Nicki, will be joined by about 100 friends and relatives on Thursdayfor Luke's Walk, which will follow the teenager's last known route through Ipswich town centre.

As they reach the Old Cattle Market Street, the last place Luke was seen, the group will release 98 balloons - one for each day that he has been missing.

Luke, of Coronation Avenue, Hollesley, went missing following a night out at Zest nightclub in Princes Street, Ipswich, 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.

Mrs Durbin said: “I decided that staging Luke's Walk would be a way of raising awareness about his disappearance again.

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“Luke has been missing for nearly 14 weeks and I know no more about what has happened to him today than I did the day he went missing.

“My daughter and I are devastated; we beg anyone who knows anything, however small it may seem, to please, please contact the police or National Missing Persons Helpline.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the walk or 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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