Witness who spoke to missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague in Bury St Edmunds pizza takeaway has been traced by police
PUBLISHED: 17:49 25 October 2016 | UPDATED: 18:44 25 October 2016
A man in a black T-shirt with white writing on who spoke to Corrie McKeague in Pizza Mama Mia, Bury St Edmunds, on the morning he disappeared has now been traced and spoken to.
Following media appeals last week police received new information that means that many of those in the takeaway when RAF Honington airman Corrie was in there at around 1.15am to 1.30am on Saturday September 24 have now been identified and officers are talking to them.
Enquiries to trace Corrie, from Fife, Scotland, continue, while police are also appealing for anyone who may have seen him in the early hours of September 24.
Officers are looking into a reported sighting of a man dressed in light coloured clothing walking near the Hollow Road industrial estate, at the back of the sugar beet factory at around 4.20am.
This is not a confirmed sighting and police are asking anyone who may have been in this area, or in the vicinity, to come forward regardless of whether you saw anything or not.
Corrie, who has been based in the RAF Regiment Suffolk for three years went to Bury on a night out with friends on Friday September 23. After leaving the Flex nightclub in the early ours of Saturday September 24 he went to Pizza Mamma Mia on St Andrew’s Street North, his regular takeaway place.
At this time there are no confirmed sightings of Corrie after 3.24am in Brentgovel Street, Bury. He was last seen entering a refuse and loading area behind shops, after walking down a alleyway from the junction with St John’s Street, towards the Cornhill Walk Shopping centre.
Today (October 25) further searches are being carried out between the A143 and A134, with Suffolk and Norfolk police search teams being joined by specialist search trained RAF personnel and Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue volunteers.
Police are continuing to ask anyone who may have been out in the Bury St Edmunds, Honington or Barton Mills area in the early hours of Saturday September 24 to come forward.
Detectives are working to trace all those in the area that morning regardless of whether they think they know anything, as they may have information.
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