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Inquest to open into death of RAF Honington airman Corrie McKeague





An inquest will open today into the death of RAF Honington airman Corrie McKeague who went missing after a night out in Bury St Edmunds four years ago.

Mr McKeague, who was born in Fife in Scotland, was 23 at the time of his reported death, on September 24, 2016.

He was last seen in Bury St Edmunds town centre at around 3.20am and his disappearance was the subject of a police appeal.

Corrie McKeague, an RAF serviceman, went missing on September 24, 2016
Corrie McKeague, an RAF serviceman, went missing on September 24, 2016

A campaign to find the man captured the attention of thousands across Bury area in 2016, with the hashtag #FindCorrie gaining traction on social media.

Police reviewed more than 1,100 hours of CCTV footage which showed Mr McKeague sleeping in a doorway in the town before moving away.

The force has theorised that he may fallen asleep in a bin, the contents of which may have been taken to the Milton landfill site. Records from McKeague's phone show it moving at the same time the bin lorry had left Bury on its round.

After a long search, Suffolk Constabulary ‘reached the point where there were no realistic lines of enquiry left to pursue,' on March 26, 2018.

Nigel Parsley, senior coroner for Suffolk, is set to open proceedings at 11am. This short hearing is expected to set the date for a full examination to be heard.

Suffolk News will bring you the outcome after it happens.

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