Mother of missing Corrie McKeague: Police resuming search after receiving new information about bin lorries

Corrie McKeague's mother Nicola Urqhart says she is relieved the search for her so will continue. Pi

Corrie McKeague's mother Nicola Urqhart says she is relieved the search for her so will continue. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

The mother of missing airman Corrie McKeague said she is relieved the search for her son is set to be resumed but is not looking forward to weeks waiting for the phone to ring.

Corrie McKeague. Picture: Suffolk Police

Corrie McKeague. Picture: Suffolk Police - Credit: PA

Nicola Urquhart said she was told yesterday that the search for Corrie would resume at the Milton landfill site in Cambridgeshire.

She said police had unearthed new information about vehicles used to transport rubbish from the Red Lodge transfer site to the landfill site, which had led police to extend their search.

She said: “We are really pleased that they are going to continue the search but more importantly that they are continuing it because they have new information.

“After the police said that they still felt Corrie was in cell 22 but were stopping the search we were devastated.

Posters appealing for information into the disappearance of missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie

Posters appealing for information into the disappearance of missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague in shop windows throughout Bury St Edmunds town centre - Credit: Archant


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“If he had been in that cell and he had gone in that bin they would have found him which means he must have gone in another bin in another area of landfill.

“They have now gone back and checked all the information and have found more than one vehicle could have taken the rubbish that could have contained Corrie.

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“It has opened up other areas in the landfill they didn’t feel they needed to search because the information they were given meant he couldn’t possibly have been there.

“After double checking they have found there are other vehicles that go to that landfill site.

Police are to continue the search for missing air-man Corrie McKeague. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Police are to continue the search for missing air-man Corrie McKeague. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

“It was the wrong vehicle they were following, which is not their fault, they were told it was the only vehicle.

“I am really relieved because, as I kept on saying, if Corrie was in that bin in the landfill they would have found him.

“It made no sense.

“The only possibility is if he was in another vehicle and through their investigation they have realised that was the case.

CCTV footage of Corrie McKeague

CCTV footage of Corrie McKeague - Credit: Archant

“I am extremely relieved because we will now either get to the point that they will find Corrie or they will get to a conclusion so they know something else happened.

“I am relieved the Suffolk MIT team have stuck with this.

“It does mean another six weeks of waiting for the phone to call again.

“But I would rather be waiting for that phone call from them every day than for them to stop searching.

Police are to continue the search for missing air-man Corrie McKeague. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Police are to continue the search for missing air-man Corrie McKeague. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

“The devastation I felt when they said they were stopping the search, I don’t want to go through that again.”

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