19 year old Luke Durbin’s story is to feature on the UK Channel 5 ‘Missing or murdered?’ series nearly 14 years after his disappearance. It is hoped by Luke’s family that the documentary will re-ignite interest in this cold case : TrueCrime


I posted a link here a few days ago but wanted to update the details by way of a reminder. The post has also been pinned to the top of the page, in the hope that it can generate discussion of Luke’s case once the documentary has aired.

The documentary is set to air on Tuesday 28th April at 10pm UK time on Channel 5.

Brief summary of the case

Luke Durbin, a 19-year-old man from Hollesley, Suffolk, disappeared in the early hours of Friday, May 12th, 2006 after a night out with friends at Zest nighclub in Ipswich.

Sometime during the evening, he became separated from his friends and was reported missing two days later when he failed to return home.

The last confirmed sighting of Luke was captured on CCTV close to the bus station at 4am, where it appeared he was heading for home. Despite an extensive police investigation, Luke has never been found.

Over the years his mother Nicki Durbin has worked tirelessly to keep her son’s case in the public conscience. It is hoped that this long awaited documentary will re-ignite interest in the case.

The joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team (MIT) have been investigating Luke’s disappearance and are dealing with all inquiries.

Anyone who has information regarding Luke’s disappearance is asked to submit this via the MIT’s online portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/3637020112A98-PO1 or by calling 01473 613513

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

https://www.suffolk.police.uk/news/missing-persons/luke-durbin

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/luke-durbin-missing-or-murdered-channel-5-1-6618812