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Corrie's family to visit landfill site ahead of police search

Corrie McKeague was last seen on Saturday 24 September

The family of Corrie McKeague will visit a landfill site in Milton in Cambridgeshire before police officers begin searching the area.

A waste lorry was caught on CCTV in Bury St Edmunds a short time after he was last seen in September. In a forensic examination the lorry didn’t reveal any traces of Corrie but police say a search of the landfill site has always been a consideration.

Nicola Urquhart admits she's "terrified" of the search Credit: ITV News Anglia

Officers will be wading through more than 920 square metres of rubbish which is up to 8 metres deep. It could take them as long as ten weeks.

Police will take the family to visit the waste site before the searching starts.

"I've never given up, I've kept trying to find a way of them for searching the landfill because it is an area that they could have at four weeks got an answer"

– Nicola Urquhart

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Landfill site searched as part of Corrie McKeague probe

Corrie McKeague has been missing since September. Credit: Suffolk Police

A landfill site in Milton in Cambridgeshire is to be searched a part of the investigation into the disappearance of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague, police have confirmed.

The 23-year-old hasn't been seen since September last year when he disappeared on a night out in Bury St Edmunds.

CCTV shows a bin lorry was in the Horseshoe area at the time he was last seen.

Officers seized the lorry in the early stages of the enquiry, but it didn't show any traces of Corrie.

However, the waste collection has been one line of inquiry police have persisted with and they have vowed to keep it "under constant review".

Police say the landfill at Milton, where waste from Bury is taken, has not been used since a link was established.

It will take six to 10 weeks to search the 920 square metre site.

We know that physically searching the site has the potential to cause an increase in odour and we hope residents will understand that we and the site owners have taken this into consideration when making a decision to go ahead with the search. However we also hope they will understand why we are doing this as part of our continuing investigation to find Corrie.

We need to find him and discover what happened to him. While the search may not provide the answers as to what happened it is something we need to do as our investigation continues.

– Detective Superintendent Katie Elliott, Suffolk Police

Corrie McKeague's mother hits out at internet trolls

Corrie McKeague has been missing since September 2016.

The mother of RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague has hit out at internet trolls claiming his younger brother was responsible for his disappearance.

The 23-year-old, based at RAF Honington in Suffolk, went missing after a night out in Bury St Edmunds in September 2016.

Despite extensive searches to find him, his whereabouts are still unknown.

Writing on the 'Find Corrie' website, his mother Nichola Urquhart rubbished the allegations.

CCTV footage of Corrie McKeague shortly before he disappeared. Credit: Suffolk Police

"For those that believe Darroch drove to Bury to kill or hide his brother; Darroch was in Dunfermline in his bed (this can be proved as his phone would be registered on the mast) talking to his brother on the Friday night.

"Darroch was then at his work at 0700 hours on the Saturday until 1700 hours. This can be corroborated by endless people and CCTV. It takes seven hours to drive to Bury.

"To those who support the pages and people that make comments like this about a 21-year-old who is missing his best friend and brother, words fail me. They don’t actually fail me, but it most certainly would not be dignified to write it."

– Nichola Urquhart, Writing on Find Corrie website

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Fox trapped in "inhumane and cruel snare" in Suffolk

The fox trapped in a wire snare. Credit: RSPCA.

An animal charity has slammed the use of an "inhumane and cruel" snare after a fox was found hanging from the wires in Suffolk.

RSPCA inspectors believe it had been intentionally set up to catch foxes. It was 2ft off the ground on a wire fence in woodland off Barningham Road in Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds.

The animal was caught around the waist when he was discovered, meaning it did not cause serious injury, but could have resulted in far more suffering.

Chris Nice, an RSPCA inspector, said the fox would have starved to death if he had not been found. It took 40 minutes to cut it free.

"Snares can cause a huge amount of pain and distress and can be fatal. The use of them on animals is inhumane and cruel.

"People need to be aware that they leave themselves open to prosecution if they are using illegal traps or not setting and checking them correctly."

– Chris Nice, RSPCA.

The fox had a cut foot but was release back to the wild straight away to avoid causing it extra stress.

Corrie's Mum says claims over airman's private life could damage investigation

Following another search for missing Suffolk airman Corrie McKeague his Mum has hit out at newspaper coverage of his private life.

Corrie went missing from Bury St Edmunds in September and yesterday rescue teams combed woodland near Thetford.

Nicola Urquart claims publicity over his use of dating apps and internet sites could jeopardise any chance of finding him.

Missing airman Corrie McKeague Credit: Suffolk Police
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