Missing RAF serviceman

Police are searching for an RAF serviceman who went missing after a night out in Suffolk. Corrie McKeague was last seen in Bury St Edmunds.

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Police back in Bury St Edmunds on anniversary of Corrie's disappearance

Corrie McKeague disappeared on Sunday 24th September 2016. Credit: Suffolk Police

Police investigating the disappearance of RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague will be back in Bury Et Edmunds this weekend to mark a year since he went missing.

Officers will be manning a pod in the town centre over Friday 22 September- Sunday 24 September with the hope someone may come forward with new information.

The 23-year-old was last seen alive on a night out in the town.

Staff will be in the town centre where Brentgovel Street meets Risbygate Street (opposite ‘The Grapes’ pub) at the following times...

  • Friday 22nd September: 9pm - 4am
  • Saturday 23rd September: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 24th September: From midday

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Father of missing airman says he does not believe Corrie is in incinerator

Corrie McKeague

The father of missing airman Corrie McKeague says he does not believe his son's remains will be found in an incinerator in Suffolk.

Police revealed yesterday they are examining waste - including bone fragments - found at the plant in Great Blakenham.

Martin McKeague Credit: ITV News Anglia

But Martin McKeague has told ITV News Anglia he thinks the best hope of finding Corrie is to keep searching a landfill site at Milton in Cambridgeshire and that he doesn't believe the fragments are anything to do with Corrie.

They have found some bones which were expected and which could be animal bones, we're just going to have to wait and see until they're tested. Deep down I don't think it's Corrie.

– Martin McKeague
Martin and Corrie when he was younger Credit: Family photo

Specialist officers sifted through 650 tonnes of ash at the Great Blakenham plant over the weekend. Last night police issued a statement saying they had: "Recovered some material that requires further examination in order to establish whether it is in any way connected to Corrie McKeague… It will be subject to specialist examination and forensic analysis."

The incinerator at Great Blakenham Credit: ITV News Anglia

Corrie went missing after a night out in Bury St Edmunds in September last year. Police believe he fell asleep in a bin and was carried away in a bin lorry.

This led them to the landfill site in Milton in Cambridgeshire which officers spent 20 weeks searching. Costs reached 1.2million pounds. The search was stopped two weeks ago.

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Police recover "material" in Corrie waste search

Corrie McKeague

Police searching incinerated waste at the Great Blakenham energy-from-waste facility say they've recovered material that requires further examination in order to establish whether it is in any way connected to the Corrie McKeague missing person enquiry.

Suffolk Police say at this stage it cannot be confirmed whether or not this material is in any way linked to Corrie and so it will be subject to specialist examination and forensic analysis in the coming weeks.

They say it will be necessary to take items recovered from the search away from the site in order to examine them more carefully. Corrie’s family have been kept updated about the search. The search of the incinerated waste is now complete.

Petition to re-start Corrie search tops 25,000

More than 25,000 people are calling on Suffolk Police to restart the landfill search. Credit: Family photo.

An online petition calling on Suffolk Police to re-start their search of a landfill site to find the body of Corrie McKeague now has more than 25,000 signatures.

Supporters of the family set up the webpage after the force announced on Friday it had found no sign of the missing RAF airmen and officers had ended their finger-tip search at Milton in Cambridgeshire.

In just three days it has already attracted more than 25,000 signatories.

Among the reasons given for signing were:

"They have to keep looking to give this poor family peace of mind."

– Naomi M.

"You cannot just simply stop, after saying you believe Corrie is there...the family need answers."

– Debbie H.

"Why start a search then not finish? They say he is in there so find him and give his family some sort of closure."

– Hayley C.

'My little Ellie brings so much joy even at the hardest of times'

Corrie McKeague's daughter Ellie-Louise. Credit: Facebook / April Oliver

Days after police called off the search of a landfill site, the mother of Corrie McKeague's child has shared a new photograph of the baby girl she says "brings so much joy and happiness even at the hardest of times".

The smiling face of little Ellie-Louise was posted by April Oliver on her Facebook page.

It comes just a few days after Suffolk Police announced they had halted the search of the landfill site at Milton, Cambridgeshire, where they believe the missing RAF airman's body is.

Last night (Monday), officers assured Mr McKeague's parents they would not allow the site to be filled in yet.

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