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‘Final planned search’ underway for missing Luke Pearce

Police are set to conduct a final search for missing Durham University student Luke Pearce on Saturday night. The 19-year-old, from Hounslow, was reported missing on Sunday evening.

Police are set to conduct a final search for missing Durham University student Luke Pearce on Saturday night. The 19-year-old, from Hounslow, was reported missing on Sunday evening.

 

POLICE are set to conduct a final search for missing Durham University student Luke Pearce.

A search team from Durham Constabulary have resumed the hunt for any clues of his whereabouts today

Luke, 19,was reported missing on Sunday evening.

He had been drinking with friends in Jimmy Allen’s bar, in Elvet Bridge, on Saturday night and was last seen around 1.30am on Sunday, walking along the river bank in Durham City from Baths Bridge towards the bandstand and Durham Amateur Rowing Club.

Officers are covering the riverbanks and wooded areas near Baths Bridge and Maiden Castle.

Personnel from Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue also began searching with sonar equipment under the water at a location close to Durham Amateur Rowing Club at noon today.

Chief inspector Andy Huddleston, said: “We expect this will be the final planned search of the area unless new information comes to light.

“Luke’s family are aware of this and of course we will inform them immediately should there be any developments.

On Saturday evening officers will be joined by members of the university rugby club as they distribute A5 flyers with Luke’s photo.

Between 10.30pm and 1.30am they will be stopping people out and about in Durham city, particularly in the areas around Jimmy Allen’s and Baths Bridge hoping the flyers will jog someone’s memory.

Luke, a first year engineering student is described as being six foot two inches tall with short ginger hair.

He was wearing a blue polo shirt, blue jeans and white trainers when he was last seen.

Twitter: @Monica_Turnbull

 

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