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Missing RAF airman Corrie Mckeague: New possible sighting

Corrie Mckeague Image copyright Suffolk Constabulary
Image caption Corrie Mckeague was last spotted on CCTV walking alone and eating takeaway food in Bury St Edmunds at 03:20 BST

A new possible sighting of missing RAF airman Corrie Mckeague has been reported to police.

The 23 year old, a gunner based at RAF Honington in Suffolk, vanished after a night out in Bury St Edmunds early in the morning of 24 September.

Police said they had received a possible sighting of Mr Mckeague heading towards Honington.

At 04:20 BST a driver saw a man walking near the Hollow Road industrial estate, at the back of the sugar beet factory.

Following an appeal on Friday, police now have leads to identify another man seen in Pizza Mama Mia in St Andrews Street North at between 01:15-01:30.

A woman who also got in touch to say she was in the takeaway and will be interviewed by police.

More information sought

Over the past few weeks officers have been carrying out extensive work to locate Mr Mckeague, originally from Dunfermline in Fife.

Dozens of people have been spoken to and hundreds of lines of inquiry followed up, and police continue to urge anyone with information to come forward.

Officers have viewed hundreds of hours of CCTV footage in the town centre and are continuing to view images from further out of the town in a bid to get further information that may take the inquiry forward.

Mr Mckeague was spotted on CCTV walking alone and eating takeaway food in Bury St Edmunds at 03:20.

A trace on his mobile phone, which has not been found, showed it was in Bury St Edmunds early on 24 September but then moved to the Barton Mills area.

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