Police are renewing appeals to trace the small number of people seen on CCTV on the morning of Corrie McKeague’s disappearance who have not yet been identified. Officers combing through CCTV have located images of individuals, who are believed to potentially be the same people shown in the grainy images previously released, who are still to be identified. As before, all of the images attached to this email show individuals in Bury St Edmunds town centre between 3.15am and 5.20am, close to the time of the last confirmed sighting of Corrie at 3.25am on Saturday 24 September.
Following previous appeals the vast majority of those in the area sought from CCTV have been identified, traced and spoken to by police officers, but there remain a small number who have not yet been identified. All of those pictured are potential witnesses who may have information that can assist and detectives are asking them or anyone who knows who they are to get in touch. Police are still finding people who have not be in touch even though they may have information that could help and are continuing to ask anyone who was there to come forward.
Officers would also like to thank all those who have called in or viewed images at the pod in Bury and given names, and this information continues to be followed up. Detective Superintendent Katie Elliott said; “Our extensive enquiries are ongoing with continuing CCTV analysis, searches and background work looking into all aspects of Corrie’s life.
“As part of our ongoing work to find him, the police team have trawled through over 1,000 hours of CCTV footage to search for any images of Corrie but also to identify all of those who were in the vicinity around the time of the last confirmed sighting to see if there’s anything they may be able to tell us that may help. It remains important that we identify everyone who was in the area of the ‘horseshoe’ in the early hours of Saturday 24 September, as someone could, unknowingly, hold a clue that can help us find Corrie.
“It should be stressed that these are just potential witnesses and it’s possible they may not be aware that they may be able to assist. We need to identify all those on the released images as we are trying to rule out all possibilities and therefore we do need to speak to you.”
Police are releasing the 3.25mm footage of Corrie McKeague (see photos below) as efforts continue to locate him. The footage shows Corrie in Brentgovel Street in Bury St Edmunds at 3.25am on Saturday 24 September and is the last confirmed sighting of him. The footage is available at: https://vimeo.com/188268494
Four weeks on, work is continuing to find him. Following national media appeals earlier in the week police have received a number of calls however, at this stage, no new information has been reived to take this further forward, and officers continue to ask anyone who may have been in the area in the early hours of Saturday 24 September to come forward, regardless of whether you think you may have information that may assist or not.
Today further searches have been completed in the Great Livermere area, with specialist RAF search officers joining police and Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue volunteers to comb through woodland areas. Line searches are being carried out, as part of the ongoing search strategy.
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.
Around 1.15am – 1.30am on Saturday 24 September Corrie bought takeaway food at Pizza Mama Mia in St Andrews Street North before walking off towards Brentgovel Street, as seen on the first CCTV images issued by police.
While he was in the takeaway he went to sit with a group of people who have not yet been traced. This group are sought as witnesses and police need to speak to them. The group included a man described as black, who wore a distinctive black T-shirt with ‘Death’, the Roman numerals ‘LXXVIII’ and the number ‘78’ in large white letters on the rear and a white motif on the front. He appears to be shorter than Corrie, under around 5ft 10ins tall, and had short dark hair. He leaves the takeaway with Corrie, before Corrie is seen on the CCTV walking towards Brentgovel Street on his own.
There is no suggestion that there was any contact after this, however police need to talk to anyone who spoke to Corrie in the hours before he disappeared. At this time this group are the last known to have been in conversation with Corrie.
Officers are asking the group and the man who spoke with Corrie to come forward as potential witnesses – and are asking anyone with information about who they may be to get in touch.
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
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