Cold case team seeking clues on missing Luke

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DETECTIVES reviewing the ‘cold case’ of a missing teenager believe the Bury St Edmunds area may hold the key to what happened.

Luke Durbin went missing after a night out in Ipswich with friends in May 2006. Inquiries then centred on the Ipswich and Woodbridge areas.

But DCI John Brocklebank, in charge of the case, told the Bury Free Press: “He has a number of friends and associates in Bury St Edmunds. If we can find more people who knew about the way he lived his life it may help us find out what happened to him. I think the Bury St Edmunds area, the whole of West Suffolk, really, may hold the key to that.”

He stressed that even the smallest piece of information could be useful when added to what they already know.

Luke, from Hollesley, near Woodbridge, was 19 when reported missing by his mother Nicki Durbin on Saturday, May 13, 2006. He had been out for the evening with friends in Ipswich on Thursday May 11 to early Friday May 12.

Police say CCTV captured Luke near Ipswich bus station at 4am on Friday May 12.

Follow up inquiries led to reports of Luke in Woodbridge in a dark blue Renault Megane, driven by a black man, between 11am and 2pm on Saturday May 13 near the rear entrance to the Turban Centre car park.

DCI Brocklebank said: “Where had he gone in those 24 hours? We’d also be interested to know if anyone saw that car in the Bury area.”

In 2006 Luke was 5ft 10in, of slim build with wavy brown hair and blue eyes and was wearing a black-collared shirt under a grey long sleeved sweatshirt, blue jeans and brown suede shoes.

Contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.