As the police search for Corrie McKeague begins its third month, the Bury Free Press urges the 20 people who have still not come forward to search their consciences.
You are the unidentified few seen on CCTV the night he went missing and may, without even knowing it, hold the key to finding out how a 23-year-old serviceman could have disappeared from the centre of Bury St Edmunds two months ago. And all you have to do to help end a mother’s two months of anguish is pick up the phone.
Corrie was last seen in Brentgovel Street at 3.25am on Saturday, September 24.
Bury Free Press editor Paul Richardson said: “So many people in and around Bury have given their time, money and support to this search and to Corrie’s family, but these 20 people only have to pick up the phone to save the police looking for them. The case has turned the spotlight on Bury, a town most of us think of as a safe place for a night out. We can now show the world we care about it staying that way by making sure all 20 do their bit to help find Corrie.”
A ‘police pod’ was set up yesterday and remains in Bury St Edmunds town centre outside McDonalds until today to show the CCTV clips of the 20 untraced people.
Police are looking to extend the opening hours of the pod into this evening to give more people the chance to view the clips.
Corrie’s mum Nicola Urquhart, who was at the pod yesterday, said although the people they are looking to trace may not be involved in Corrie’s disappearance, they may have seen someone acting suspiciously.
She added that even if they can confirm they didn’t see Corrie in the area at a particular time, this could help the police investigation by narrowing the timeline around his disappearance.
Detective Superintendent Katie Elliott, who is leading the investigation, said: “We’re grateful to members of the public in Bury for coming along to view the images, and have had queues at the pod at some points during the day yesterday, due to the amount of people who want to assist.
“Because of this we’re looking to extend the opening hours of the pod into this evening to give more people the chance to engage and pass on information.”
Anyone with information should call the incident room on 01473 782019