Health and Safety Executive will investigate if Corrie found at tip

Specially trained officers from Suffolk and Norfolk Police continue to search the landfill site at Milton for Corrie McKeague
Specially trained officers from Suffolk and Norfolk Police continue to search the landfill site at Milton for Corrie McKeague

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be working alongside police investigating the disappearance of Corrie McKeague if his remains are found at the Milton landfill site.

Police said today that a team of specialist trained search officers from Suffolk and Norfolk Constabularies a have now been through more than 845 tonnes of material in the search, which continues.

Det Supt Katie Elliott speaking to journalists at the Milton landfill site

Det Supt Katie Elliott speaking to journalists at the Milton landfill site

Detective Superintendent Katie Elliott said; “Officers have been liaising with the HSE as part of the investigation into the circumstances around what happened to Corrie.

“If there is a find on the site then the HSE will have a role to play in looking into the procedures that were in place and we have been speaking with them to ensure they are aware of our investigation to date.

“Officers have completed thousands of hours of enquiries to find Corrie and through the work that has been completed over the past few months we have gathered a substantial amount of information which will inform both our own and any potential HSE investigation.”

Corrie, 23, an airman with the RAF Regiment at Honington, has not been seen since he was spotted on CCTV near shop wheelie bins in Brentgovel Street, Bury St Edmunds, after a night out with colleagues.

Corrie McKeague

Corrie McKeague

The search of the landfill site started at the beginning of MarchClick for story}. It was already being planned when officers rechecking data with a refuse company discovered a bin taken from Brentgovel Street on September 24 had been 100kg heavier than they were originally told.