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3rd Oct 2016
Police investigating the disappearance of an RAF serviceman have seized a bin lorry for examination following analysis of mobile phone data.
Analysis of mobile phone data shows his phone moved between Bury St Edmunds and Barton Mills, more than 12 miles (19km) away, on the morning of his disappearance, Suffolk Police said.
Officers do not believe Mr McKeague was in the lorry, but have said his phone may have been lost or discarded and police are carrying out searches along the vehicle’s route. Data analysis shows the phone was in Bury St Edmunds early on Saturday September 24 and then moved to the Barton Mills area. It did not move after that and has not been used since, police said, and it has not yet been found.
The timings of the phone’s movement coincide with that of the bin lorry which is known to have travelled between the locations at the time and so the truck has been seized for examination, police said.
Police said the load weighed less than 33lb (15kg), so it is not thought Mr McKeague was with the phone. However searches are being carried out between Bury and Barton Mills.
Searches by Suffolk Police, RAF personnel, Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue, and the National Police Air Service helicopter have continued over the weekend, including around the RAF Honington base, and checks were carried out in Bury St Edmunds a week on from his disappearance, but these have not revealed any new information as to his whereabouts.
Mr McKeague’s mother Nicola Urquhart, of Dunfermline, Scotland, had said she was worried her son may have been abducted.
She told the Sunday Times the possibility of kidnap
“has been mentioned by the police and it’s not something they would rule out”.
Mrs Urquhart added:
“It’s looking more and more suspicious as time goes on that they’re not actually finding him. It (kidnapping) is something that they’re thinking of. Obviously it is something they’re looking at, but it’s certainly not something they’re shouting about to me.”
Bury St Edmunds is about 30 miles from RAF Marham, where two men of Middle Eastern appearance tried to kidnap an RAF serviceman who was out running near the base in July.
Mr McKeague was last seen at about 3.20am on Saturday September 24 and Suffolk Police believe he may have been in the area of Mildenhall, a small market town where there is another RAF base about 15 miles north west of Bury St Edmunds, between 4.30am and 8am the same day.
Police are trying to trace anyone who may have seen or spoken to a man matching his description in the area at the time and have released photographs of the clothing he was believed to have been wearing when he disappeared – a pink Ralph Lauren polo shirt and brown suede Timberland boots. Mr McKeague is described as white, 5ft 10ins, of medium build, with short light brown hair.
The senior detective in charge of the investigation into the attempted abduction of a serviceman at RAF Marham near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, in July said the inquiry is not being linked to the disappearance of Mr McKeague in Suffolk.
It follows reports in the national media over the weekend which stated that police had not ruled out the possibility that Mr McKeague had been kidnapped.
Detective Superintendent Paul Durham, of Norfolk Police, confirmed there is no evidence to link the two inquiries at this stage. SOURCE
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2nd Oct 2016
- Corrie McKeague, based at RAF Honington, was last seen on a night out
- CCTV captured serviceman roaming streets of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk
- Believed he may have attempted the three-hour walk back to his RAF base
- The possibility of abduction was mentioned by police, his mother revealed
Police investigating the disappearance of a missing RAF serviceman are not ruling out the possibility he may have been abducted, his mother has revealed.
Corrie McKeague, who is based at RAF Honington, was last seen on a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, on Saturday.
CCTV footage captured him roaming the town’s streets at around 3.20am before it’s thought he may have tried to walk back to base – a three-hour journey on foot.
His mother, Nicola Urquhart, told the Sunday Times that the possibility of a kidnap ‘has been mentioned by the police and it’s not something they would rule out. It’s looking more and more suspicious as time goes on that they’re not actually finding him. It [kidnapping] is something that they’re thinking of. Obviously it is something they’re looking at, but it’s certainly not something they’re shouting about to me.’
Bury St Edmunds lies around 30 miles from RAF Marham, Norfolk, where two men of Middle Eastern appearance tried to abduct an RAF serviceman in July. The married officer, who was out jogging at the time, managed to fight off his attackers as they tried to drag him into a people carrier.
Corrie, originally from Dunfermline in Scotland, was reported as missing to police last Monday afternoon. He is white, 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build, with short light brown hair and was wearing a light pink shirt and white jeans or trousers at the time he was last seen.
Police have released pictures of the shoes which they believe Mr McKeague was wearing. Detectives looking for him also believe he was wearing this pink Ralf Lauren shirt at the time
Corrie’s uncle said the ‘happy-go-lucky’ serviceman was as ‘thick as thieves’ with his two brothers and would normally tell his family if anything was wrong.
His mum Nicola Urquhart, 48, has posted his photo on Facebook and appealed for people to share it in the hope it will help find him.
She added : ‘I’m just trying to get his face out there to as many people as possible in the hope it will jog someone’s memory, somebody must have seen him. A newspaper said I was frantic. It doesn’t even come slightly close.’
Meanwhile, Corrie’s uncle Tony Wringe pleaded for him to come home, a week after he was last seen.
Mr Wringe, a former serviceman himself, is also urging anyone who may have seen anything at all that could help the investigation to report it to the police, no matter how uncertain they are.
He said: ‘This is entirely out of character. Corrie is so connected to his family, to his brothers, to his friends and to the guys that he serves with.’
Mr Wringe said the ‘happy-go-lucky’ Corrie was as ‘thick as thieves’ with his two brothers and would normally tell his family if anything was wrong.
CCTV footage captured him roaming the town’s streets at around 3.20am before it’s thought he may have tried to walk back to base – a three-hour journey on foot
He spoke of how the family is ‘questioning everything’ in the wake of his disappearance and in a direct plea to Corrie, Mr Wringe said:
‘If it’s for any reason that you’re now AWOL (absent without leave), it’s a storm in a tea cup. We’ve all been there. We’ve all done dumb stuff in our service time but in a fortnight from now this will just be a bar story. So get in touch. We can chat it through, we’ll work it out and we’ll fix it but get in touch.’
RAF police, Suffolk police and Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue volunteers have been continuing their search over the weekend, scouring verges and retracing Corrie’s steps.
Suffolk Police Chief Inspector Simon Mills said: ‘He is known to go out nights with his friends and go back on foot regardless of distance. For him to go missing is abnormal behaviour, but for him, walking back is normal. The reason he was reported missing is that he failed to show at work. We want to hear from anyone who may have seen him on Friday night or early Saturday morning and we want any dog walkers and residents with outbuildings to check for anything unusual. We’re concerned now because of the vulnerability. If he’s injured himself between here and RAF Honington, it’s a vast area for us to look for him.’
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28th Sept 2016
Corrie, 23, was last seen at 3.23am on Saturday after a night out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The frantic mum of an RAF man missing since Saturday has begged the public to help find him.
Corrie McKeague, 23, originall from Dunfermline in Scotland, vanished after a night out in Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, a few miles from his base at RAF Honington.
Corrie was on a night out when he vanished on his way home
Corrie was last seen on this street in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. He was last seen in the town at 3.23am on Saturday. CCTV suggests he briefly slept in a doorway before possibly trying to walk several miles home.
He was reported missing on Monday and a police helicopter has helped search for him. Corrie’s mum Nicola Urquhart, 48, posted his photo on Facebook and asked as many people as possible to share it.
Anyone with information should call police on 101