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Mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague meets Suffolk police for ‘very honest’ discussions

PUBLISHED: 16:01 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 07:19 15 February 2018

Nicola Urquhart, left, with her son Corrie McKeague. Picture: MCKEAGUE FAMILY

Nicola Urquhart, left, with her son Corrie McKeague. Picture: MCKEAGUE FAMILY

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The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague says she has been discussing “a huge amount of different things” surrounding her son’s disappearance with police as she continues to try to find answers.

Corrie McKeague in a picture uploaded by his mother. Picture: CONTRIBUTED Corrie McKeague in a picture uploaded by his mother. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

In an emotional post on Facebook, Nicola Urquhart said she has spent a week in Suffolk talking with officers about lines of enquiry in the investigation.

The meeting comes after Mr McKeague’s uncle – Tony Wringe – raised questions in an interview over whether the airman could have left the horseshoe area – where he was last seen – on foot or in a vehicle.

Mr McKeague, who was based at RAF Honington, went missing after a night out in Bury St Edmunds on September 24, 2016.

He was last seen on CCTV entering the “horseshoe” area behind Greggs in the town at 3.25am.

The Milton landfill site in Cambridgeshire was searched as part of the Corrie McKeague missing person investigation. Picture: GREGG BROWN The Milton landfill site in Cambridgeshire was searched as part of the Corrie McKeague missing person investigation. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Two extensive searches of a landfill site in Milton, Cambridgeshire, found no trace of the airman.

Suffolk police says it is continuing to re-examine evidence relating to other theories in the investigation.

Addressing the 125,000 members of the Find Corrie Facebook group, Mrs Urquhart said: “Many of you have seen the interview Tony did a few days ago.

“When Tony gave this interview, I was feeling exactly the same and agree with what he said.

Corrie McKeague's mother Nicola Urquhart. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT Corrie McKeague's mother Nicola Urquhart. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

“I have however just been down in Suffolk for the week and spent days with Suffolk police talking about a huge amount of different things surrounding the disappearance of Corrie.

“Although at this time, I am unable to go into details, partly because I have to make sure I have fully understood and thought about all I have been told and given proper answers to but also because I still need far more time with the police to go over the rest of my questions.

“What I can say though, is for the first time, I feel I have had meetings which have been very honest. No plays on words just honestly answering questions I have asked, some well over a year ago.

“There are now, what to me, were major lines of enquiry that have been investigated by Suffolk/Norfolk MIT and I have been provided updates to a level that I feel I can discount them now and have no further reasonable lines of enquiry that I feel they could carry out.

“I still have an awful lot to discuss, and so many questions, but I feel we are being listened to and given answers now.”

A Suffolk Constabulary spokeswoman said: “Police continue to re-examine the evidence relating to other theories, to identify whether there is anything else that can be done to establish what could have happened to the RAF serviceman.

“We will ensure that all proportionate and relevant lines of enquiry have been completed, in order to be able to provide answers to the family and help them understand what may have happened to Corrie.”

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