A search on the landfill site at Milton, in Cambridgeshire, will continue for a further three weeks as Suffolk Police maintain their investigation into the disappearance of Corrie McKeague.
Over 3,500 tonnes of waste have been searched through over the past ten-and-a-half weeks as specialist search trained officers from both Suffolk and Norfolk police continue to look for anything that may assist the investigation.
No trace of Corrie has been found to date, however, throughout the search, officers have been finding items that are from the correct dates, around the time that Corrie went missing, and that are clearly from Bury St Edmunds.
The search has been expanded after waste linked to both the right dates and the right location were found outside the initial cell area identified.
As this type of search is so unusual, it was not known how the waste would have moved and as the work has progressed officers have gained a greater understanding of both how the waste is deposited and spread out, and the nature and construction of the site. Officers continue to take all of this into account as the search continues.
The work is under constant review and now, in week 11, in view of the dates on items still being found and advice from officers on the ground and the site team, it is likely the search will continue for at least three further weeks to ensure that the area holding waste from the relevant period is comprehensively examined.