Police have bailed a 26-year-old man arrested today on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice as part of the continuing Corrie McKeague missing person investigation.
He was taken into custody and interviewed on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice relating to information provided to the investigation.
Suffolk Police stressed this afternoon that the man is not the driver of the bin lorry which collected refuse from the area where Corrie was last seen and is not related to Corrie.
Following the interview, he has been bailed to return to police on April 13, while further enquiries are made.
Work continues to discover what happened to the 23-year-old RAF Regiment airman who disappeared in Bury St Edmunds on September 24.
Preparatory work is continuing to prepare a landfill site at Milton ahead of a police search which is now likely to start in the next seven days. They have to move a large volume of bulk material and to build access routes to allow the search to get underway.
Detective Superintendent Katie Elliott said; “We are continuing to make progress on the investigation and we will be starting the landfill site search as soon as the preparatory work is complete.
“We have been carrying out a lot of enquiries behind the scenes and our work continues to find the truth about what happened to Corrie.”
More tragedy has hit Corrie’s family as his step father David Urquhart’s father has died suddenly in hospital.
The RAF Regiment gunner’s mother Nicola posted on the Find Corrie Facebook page yesterday: “My husband David has sadly lost his father who has very unexpectedly passed away in hospital.
“Corrie is never out my thoughts but I need to be here for our family just now.
“I will update you all as soon as the search starts at the landfill or should anything else significant come to light.
For just now, more than ever, your support means the world.”
Anyone with information should call the incident room on 01473 782019 or dial 101 and ask to speak to the team.