Suffolk Police – 24th October

It’s now a month since the last confirmed sighting of Corrie McKeague and work continues to find him.

Following an appeal on Friday, police now have leads to identify the man seen in Pizza Mama Mia in St Andrews Street North around 1.15am – 1.30am. Officers had appealed for anyone who may have been in the takeaway to come forward – particularly a man dressed in a black T-shirt with white writing on – and details provided have now led officers to new information to identify him. Another person has also got in touch to say she was in the takeaway and she will be interviewed by police.

Police have also had a possible sighting of Corrie heading towards Honington. Officers received a call from a man who told them he had been driving in the area around 4.20am when he saw a man dressed in light clothing walking near the Hollow Road industrial estate, at the back of the sugar beet factory. Police are currently working to see if this can be confirmed as Corrie, however are continuing to ask anyone who may have seen him anywhere in the area in the early hours of Saturday to come forward.

Corrie was reported as missing on the afternoon of Monday 26 September after he failed to turn up for work at RAF Honington as planned. He had the weekend off and had headed into Bury St Edmunds for a night out with his friends and colleagues on Friday evening, 23 September.

As the missing person enquiry got underway police quickly determined that he had been engaging with people throughout his evening out – but that he hadn’t been seen or heard from after the early hours of Saturday 24 September.

Police still need to trace a number of people who were seen on CCTV in the area around the time Corrie went missing and officers are continuing to ask anyone who was in the Bury, Honington or Barton Mills area in the early hours of Saturday 24 to come forward.

Over the past few weeks officers have been carrying out extensive work to locate Corrie. In addition to looking at social media, his bank account, his mobile phone activity and other devices that may have held clues, a large number of searches have been made by air, on the ground and in the waterways around Bury St Edmunds to try and find him.

Dozens of people have been spoken to and hundreds of lines of enquiry followed up, and police continue to urge anyone with information to come forward.

Officers have viewed hundreds of hours of CCTV footage in the town centre and are continuing to view images from further out of the town in a bid to get further information that may take the enquiry forward.

Corrie’s family have been instrumental in continuing media appeals to find him and they have thanked the thousands of members of the public here in Suffolk and elsewhere for their ongoing support – for printing and distributing leaflets, displaying posters and banners, and spreading the word in the ongoing effort to locate him.

Detectives continue work to trace all those in Bury St Edmunds that morning as they may have information that can assist without realising this.

Anyone who may have been out in the Bury St Edmunds, Honington or Barton Mills area between 3am and 6am on Saturday 24 September or anyone with information that may help should call the incident room on 01473 782019.

[Source: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/news/missing-persons/corrie-mckeague]