Suffolk

Corrie Mckeague: 'Potential witnesses' in airman search traced

Corrie Mckeague Image copyright Suffolk Constabulary
Image caption Corrie Mckeague is described as white, 5ft 10ins, of medium build, with short light brown hair

Police searching for a missing RAF serviceman have traced three people who might have seen him the night he disappeared.

Corrie Mckeague, 23, based at RAF Honington in Suffolk, vanished after a night out in Bury St Edumunds two weeks ago.

Suffolk Police said it had identified three young people they had been looking for.

The force said they were being spoken to as potential witnesses.

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CCTV showed they had been in the town centre when Mr Mckeague, originally from Dunfermline in Fife, went missing on 24 September.

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Media captionCCTV shows the last known movements of missing serviceman Corrie Mckeague

Footage revealed the area was "comparatively busy" between 3am and 6am and the force wants to speak to anyone who was there during that time period.

Officers have carried out further checks in the Brentgovel Street and Short Brackland area over the weekend and spoken to a number of people to identify possible new lines of inquiry.

Mr Mckeague was wearing distinctive light clothing - a pink shirt and white jeans or trousers - when he was last seen on CCTV walking alone and eating fast food at 03:20 BST.

It is thought he stopped for a brief nap in a doorway before setting off to walk the nine miles (15km) back to the RAF base alone.

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Image caption Police have released photos of the clothes Mr Mckeague was believed to have been wearing at the time of his disappearance
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Image caption Mr Mckeague was thought to be wearing a pair of Timberland brown suede boots and a pink Ralph Lauren Polo shirt when he vanished

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