THE mum of lacking airman Corrie McKeague claims cops mistook CCTV footage of her son for a lady carrying a mini-skirt.
Nicola Urquhart, 51, believes the pictures show her 23-year-old son walked out alive from the world in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, the place he was final noticed.
Corrie McKeague’s disappearance sparked an enormous manhuntCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
One of many final CCTV photos of Corrie McKeague reveals him strolling within the city at 3.20amCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Chilly-case officers confirmed her unpublished footage of a lady carrying a mini-skirt shortly after her son was final seen.
However Mr Urquahart is adamant the “lady” was actually her son.
She believes it proves he walked away from a Greggs bin, which officers consider he climbed into earlier than it was emptied into the again of a lorry.
Ms Urquhart advised the Sunday Mirror: “On certainly one of my final conferences with the police, they have been displaying us the CCTV.
“Then we noticed somebody strolling out with these different individuals.
“Instantly I mentioned, ‘That’s Corrie’. Corrie’s brothers, Darroch and Makeyan, have been the identical.
“The police mentioned, ‘Sure, we thought it was Corrie too, we bought specialists in and it’s truly the lady, as a result of she’s bought a mini-skirt on and he or she’s bought naked legs, it seems like light-coloured trousers’.
“However I mentioned the outline [of a girl] was put out, I’ve seen CCTV [of her], she was in darkish denims.
“That’s not a woman, that completely is Corrie.”
Corrie, a gunner, was based mostly at RAF Honington and was final seen on an evening out within the city in September 2016.
Instantly I mentioned, ‘That’s Corrie’. Corrie’s brothers, Darroch and Makeyan, have been the identical.”
Mum Nicola Urquhart
His physique has by no means been discovered, regardless of a police inquiry costing greater than £2.15million which included two enormous searches of a landfill website.
The household of the airman, from Dunfermline, have been battling for 4 years to search out out what occurred to him.
Cops consider he died after climbing right into a Greggs bin earlier than it was emptied right into a refuse lorry.
Nevertheless, a search of the dump the lorry travelled to in Milton, Cambs, didn’t find his physique.
Nicola, a police officer, accepts her son is lifeless however disputes their idea.
That’s not a woman, that completely is Corrie.”
His mum added: “This footage was after the lorry had gone and I’m like, ‘That was Corrie leaving’. I do consider it was Corrie. No person got here in carrying a mini-skirt.”
Suffolk Constabulary mentioned an East Midlands Particular Operations Unit evaluation discovered the investigation was “thorough and detailed, and explored all affordable strains of enquiry”.
Their assertion added: “The integrity of the investigation has not been in query.”
Cops mentioned that they believed the lacking airman was lifeless because the inquest into his obvious loss of life was briefly opened in a ten minute hearing at Suffolk Coroner’s Court in Ipswich earlier this month.
Chief Supt Marina Ericson, the county policing commander for Suffolk, gave an announcement on the listening to.
She mentioned: “At 03.25 hrs Corrie entered a ‘horseshoe’ formed space in Brentgovel Road behind Superdrug and Greggs the bakers.
“Positioned within the space are a number of industrial waste bins. 03.25 hrs was the final time Corrie was seen and recognized to be alive.
“A Biffa waste lorry, making its waste collections, drove into this space at 04.19hrs and emptied the Greggs waste bin.
“The bin weighed 116kg, roughly 70-80kg greater than its common.”
Suffolk senior coroner Nigel Parsley described the loss of life of Corrie as “tragic”.
He added: “I wish to move my honest condolences to Corrie’s dad and mom Nicola and Martin and the remainder of his household and associates who misplaced him in such tragic circumstances.
“On the idea of the proof I’ve heard, I’ll open the inquest into Corrie’s tragic loss of life.”
Corrie’s mum Nicola Urquhart has battled for an inquest into her son’s presumed loss of lifeCredit score: John Kirkby – The Solar Glasgow
Lacking RAF gunner Corrie McKeague, 23, was final seen on an evening out in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in September, 2016Credit score: Consult with Caption
Regardless of a large hunt, no hint of lacking Corrie has ever been discovered
Police searched a landfill website in Milton, CambridgeshireCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation