Rumours hamper Luke search

RUMOURS about the whereabouts of missing teenager Luke Durbin have left police without any clear leads, the officer in charge of the case warned today.

RUMOURS about the whereabouts of missing teenager Luke Durbin have left police without any clear leads, the officer in charge of the case warned today.

It has been almost a year to the day since the 19-year-old from Hollesley was last seen captured on CCTV heading towards the cattle market bus station in Ipswich town centre at about 4am on May 12 2006.

Despite carrying out hundreds of enquiries, police still have no firm evidence as to where he is.

During the past year numerous theories have been put forward and police have checked out dozens of leads and potential sightings in an ongoing bid to find him, but the hunt has been declared as fruitless due to the limited amount of definite information.


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Acting detective inspector Ian Addison, who has headed the enquiry since the beginning, said officers would continue to investigate as long as there were leads to follow.

He said: “We have numerous pieces of information into the enquiry team over the past year and each of these have been checked out, however, frustratingly, when we have tracked rumours back to their sources they have turned out to be just that - rumours - and we still have no confirmed sightings of Luke.”

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DI Addison added: “The high profile of the campaign has been continued thanks to the efforts of Luke's mum Nicki and her family, friends and supporters and we'd also like to thank the media and the public for their ongoing assistance.

“All we need now is that crucial piece of information that can lead us to Luke. If you have any information that can tell us what happened or lead us to him, please call us now.”

Anyone with information can call Suffolk Police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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