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Police searching for Corrie trace potential witness

Corrie McKeague

Suffolk Police investigating the disappearance of RAF gunner Corrie McKeague have traced a potential witness from CCTV and are searching for two more people.

Mr McKeague, 23, from Fife, vanished while on a night out with friends on September 24 in Bury St Edmundsk.

Suffolk Police have identified a cyclist spotted around the time Mr McKeague was last seen, and are renewing appeals to find an older man and a person seen walking through the Brentgovel Street area of the town at around 5.15am on September 24.<

In another strand to the investigation, Suffolk Police said a landfill site in Milton, Cambridgeshire, would be trawled once the search area has been made safe, with 8,000 tonnes of bulk material removed.<

CCTV shows that a waste lorry made a collection in the area Mr McKeague was last seen shortly after the last confirmed sighting of him.<

The lorry's route appeared to coincide with the movements of Mr McKeague's phone, but police said the vehicle's load weighed less than 33lb (15kg) and forensic examinations found no trace of him in the lorry.

Missing Corrie McKeague reward to be withdrawn

Corrie McKeague

A £50,000 reward for information that helps find missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague is due to be withdrawn tomorrow.

The money was put up by an anonymous business couple from Suffolk but so far nothing has come of it.

Corrie hasn't been since September when he disappeared after a night out in Bury St Edmunds.

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


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
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