The father of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague has spoken of his desperation as the search, backed by TV chef Delia Smith, enters its fourth week.
Corrie (23) went missing in Bury St Edmunds after a night out with friends and was last seen on CCTV footage in the early hours of September 24.
Since his disappearance, a large-scale search has taken place, but police are yet to come up with concrete leads, and are urgently requesting information on his whereabouts.
Corrie was last seen on CCTV footage eating a takeaway and having a nap in a doorway at 1.20 am, then heading back to base at 3.20am, from where the trail has gone cold. A body found in Derbyshire earlier this week was confirmed not to be that of Corrie.
Almost one month after his son went missing, Corrie’s father Martin, an oil rig worker from Cupar, was handing out pamphlets on scene, calling attention to his son’s disappearance.
“I would do anything to get my son back,” he said.
“Corrie has now been missing for three weeks and all our focus is on him.”
Among others showing support for the widespread search, a prominent TV chef, Delia Smith posed with a police poster at Norwich City Football Club, after she was approached by a fan asking her to “keep Corrie in her prayers”.
Other volunteers continued their hunt through Bury St Edmunds’ surrounding countryside, as at least one person Corrie spoke to during his last hours said he mentioned walking the nine miles home to the RAF base in Honington, Suffolk.
“Someone must have seen something or know something and I’m pleading for these people to come forward,” said Martin.
“They could have information that could be the key – people don’t just vanish.”