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#FindCorrie Nicola Urquhart ‘Someone must know something’

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Corrie McKeague was last seen on the 24th September 2016 at 03.25 in Brentgoval Street, Bury ST Edmunds. He has not been seen since.

Aged 23 Corrie was posted at RAF Honington. Corrie had gone on a night out with friends he was wearing a distinctive pink Ralph Lauren shirt, white trousers and brown Timberland boots.

Corrie was separated from his friend’s in the early hours of Saturday morning after leaving Flex nightclub he walked the short distance to his regular takeaway Pizza Mamma Mia. While he was in the takeaway he seemed very happy and played Rock, Paper, Scissors with a stranger.

At 1.20am Corrie passed a CCTV camera opposite The Grapes Pub on Brentgovel Street and St Johns Street junction. At 3.08am Corrie responded to his last text message he sent and the last time he made contact with anyone.

At 3.25am Corrie got up from the doorway and headed past the junction of St Johns Street down a pathway which leads to Cornhill Walk from here Corrie turns into a loading/refuse collection area behind Greggs shop this being the last confirmed sighting.

Police managed to trace his mobile phone at 3.24am to 4.30am within the Barton Mill area near Mildenhall this is believed to be only at the speed a vehicle could have travelled at due to the distance.

Nicola Urguhart Corrie’s mum has taken to facebook to answer live questions to those who have joined the #FindCorrie appeal.

During the live streaming, Nicola discussed her frustrations during the search for missing Corrie and urges anyone who may have the missing link to come forward.

Referencing the search of the bins within the police investigation and highlighted the area behind the bins that there is a huge area of businesses and empty properties describing the area as ‘massive’ after reviewing drone footage.

Corrie could have easily entered this area Nicola said ‘she had a big problem with this’ as the area has not been forensically searched.

Speaking of lines of inquiries that the family believe are vitally important and believe the police should look at as an urgent line of inquiry.

Door to Door enquiries within the investigation took three weeks to happen and this could have hampered the investigation fearing a lot of evidence could have been lost.

During the live stream it was directly asked if Nicola had lost faith in the police she answered ‘as a serving police officer that her criticisms of the police has never been aimed at individual officers and has always been at the lack of resources available to the officers’

Going on to thank the officers who have spent hours looking and trawling through CCTV images and combed the area.

Nicola urged supporters not to put the police down as this was never her intention, However, there are lines of inquiries that she believes have been overlooked.

  • Such a reported incident of three men setting fire to a car just miles away from the area Corrie disappeared.
  • RAF Marham incident should be further investigated and not ruled out as a road rage incident.
  • Believes two separate sightings with uncanny descriptions from two independent witnesses should be further looked into on the A14.

If you know somebody if something doesn’t feel right please just send me a text on one of the reward numbers even if it’s just a hunch, we will give the information to the police we will look into it as someone does know something.

Nicola urged that she is struggling to have lines of enquiries she would like looked at to be followed.

If you have any information that would assist in the search to find Corrie there is a £50K reward if you have any information at all people are urged to text or call in confidence 07379 333 024.

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College appoints new non-executive members

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The College of Policing has appointed three new non-executive directors. They join the college as independent members of the college of policing’s board.

The new members who have been appointed are Clare Minchington, Ian Wylie and Jackie Smith.

All three members are independent which means they come from a non-policing background, to offer a fresh approach within the college.

Over the next few months, the College will be arranging some local force visits and meetings with national partners for Clare, Jackie and Ian as part of an induction programme introducing them to the police service.

They replace Sir Denis O’Connor and Professor Larry Sherman who stepped down in December 2017, and Millie Banerjee who was appointed the chair of the board in November 2017.

Millie Banerjee, Chair of the College of Policing, said:

“I am pleased to welcome our three new appointees and look forward to working with them. Now that the College’s board is at full strength we are well placed to work closely with the executive on our ambitious plans to better support policing.

Chief Constable Mike Cunningham, CEO of the College of Policing, said:

“Our three new appointees bring great expertise and experience from membership and regulatory bodies as well as academia. This can only be of benefit to the College, our members and the public that we serve so I look forward to working with them as we go forward.”

All three attended their first board meeting in July.

Clare Minchington is currently the Chair of BPP University and a Council Member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for the General Optical Council.

Ian Wylie has been Chief Executive of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists since September 2010.

Jackie Smith joins having previously been chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council for over six years.

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Man arrested on suspicion of murdering woman known to him

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A 30-year-old man has now been arrested in hartlepool on suspicion of murder in connection with an incident on Oxford Road in Hartlepool yesterday evening.

Cleveland Police had been urgently seeking to trace 30-year-old Torbjorn Kettlewell, also known as Ian Kettlewell, from Hartlepool, who they would like to speak to in connection with the murder of a woman on Oxford Road in Hartlepool.

Members of the public had been warned not to approach him, but to contact police on 999 if they see him or know of his whereabouts.

Police are unable to name the victim at this time, but can say that she is a woman believed to be aged in her late twenties and steps are ongoing to formally identify the woman later today.

Officers were called to Oxford Road near to Chaucer Avenue just after 9pm on Friday 3rd August, to a report of a woman with significant injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Chief Superintendent Alastair Simpson said: “Firstly, my thoughts and sympathies are with the family of the woman who was tragically killed last night. Specially trained officers are supporting the family at this extremely difficult time.

“As part of our enquiries we would urgently like to speak to Torbjorn Kettlewell, also known as Ian Kettlewell, who is from the Hartlepool area.

He is described as being 6ft tall with ginger hair and a beard. At the time he was believed to be wearing jeans and a grey checked shirt or top and it is possible that he left the area in a red Vauxhall Astra or Insignia type vehicle. I would urge people not to approach him, but to call 999 if they see him.

“Residents in the local area will naturally be shocked by what has happened and I would like to reassure them that we have a dedicated team who are working tirelessly on this case and all the necessary specialist resources are being made available to them.

“Our enquiries so far have led detectives to believe that this was a targeted attack.

“There is a visible police presence in and around the area of the murder. Anyone in the local community who has concerns can approach any of these officers and speak to them about this incident.”

Anyone with information who does not wish to speak directly can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Congratulations John Apter new police fed chair

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Rank and File officers have voted, and the winner has been announced following a respectful campaign.

The Police Federation has announced the new national federation chair as John Apter, in a historic vote which allowed federation members to vote for their new chair for the first time.

John Apter has now been announced as the Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales.

John Apter a very prolific tweeter had chaired Hampshire Police Federation was announced as the first National Chair which was voted by frontline police officers, and members of the federation.

A move which could see special constables allowed to join and benefit from Police Federation membership something which Apter has been very public about supporting.

The new voting process to elect a new national police chair was part of reforms following recommendations made within an independent review of the Federations in 2014.

Apter went head to head with Phil Matthews who currently leads on Conduct and Performance within the Police Federation. Matthews ran a respectful campaign. However, the highly profiled Apter stood out to the rank and file membership.

John started his career in policing in 1992, working in response, roads policing and as part of a specialist team investigating road deaths, before being voted in as Chair of Hampshire Police Federation in 2010.

The National Chair plays a key role in the organisation – ensuring members’ welfare and interests are voiced, acting as principal spokesperson and representing the organisation on a national level.

This was the first time members have been able to vote for their National Chair – a big step forward for the organisation.

John will take over from the current Chair Calum Macleod from Wednesday 1 August 2018.

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