A Channel 5 documentary is dropping at the end of this month, delving into the mysterious case of Luke Durbin. The 19-year-old disappeared after a night out in Ipswich on May 12 2006.
Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Luke Durbin will be airing on Channel 5 on Tuesday 28 April and will delve into the case which to this day remains unsolved.
On Saturday 13, Luke was reported missing when he didn’t return home from a night out and within days, a huge police investigation was launched.
After a night out, CCTV footage shows Luke trying to find his way home. However, he had left his phone and wallet at a friend’s house and taxis refused to take him home. There were no buses or trains he could use either.
The last confirmed sighting of Luke is on CCTV. At around 4am on May 12, he was seen standing close to a bus station.
Over the course of the following weeks, Luke’s heartbroken family made media appeals as the Suffolk police conducted searches on foot, along with dog units and helicopters.
The official Channel 5 summary reads: “In a final image Luke walks over a zebra crossing close to the bus station but then disappears out of the lives of his family and friends. What happened to him?
“This is a high profile mystery, and for the first time, we reveal dark details about Luke’s involvement in drugs and drug-dealing.
“Did he tread on the toes of other dealers, and is his disappearance linked to a turf war? Could someone have done him harm? Did Luke decide to start a new life somewhere else as unconfirmed sightings suggest? Or was he taken to another city and forced to work off drug debts?”
It finishes: “For his loved ones, it’s been 13 years of agony and this film explores the answer to one question they keep asking – is Luke Durbin missing or murdered?”
Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Luke Durbin will air on Channel 5 on Tuesday 28 April at 10 pm.