Corrie McKeague’s dad slams ex-wife “amid bitter feud” that “tore the family apart”
Police believe RAF gunman was picked up by garbage truck and are looking for landfill
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Corrie McKeague’s father slammed the mother of the missing RAF man amid a poisonous battle between the two.
Martin McKeague claims Corrie’s disappearance has “torn the family apart” and created a deep rift between him and his ex-wife Nicola Urquhart.
Martin says the behavior of his ex-wife – a police liaison officer in Dunfermline – has been the biggest obstacle to the official police investigation.
Speaking to Daily mail Martin refuted a number of things Nicola said as police searched for their missing son, who went missing on September 24 last year.
Martin says the breakup started because of trivial circumstances, but quickly escalated – and Corrie’s brothers, Darroch, 21, and Makeyan, 25, sided with their mother.
He admitted, “I know that by speaking publicly about what happened I can sacrifice the chance to speak to my boys again. But things have to be said.”
During the interview, he raised concerns about inaccurate public statements about Corrie, 23, including her relationship with his girlfriend April Oliver, a 21-year-old fitness instructor, who has announced shortly after Christmas that she was pregnant with Corrie’s child. .
Martin claimed that the fact that Nicola said Corrie was “very happily single” when “he obviously was not” was a concern.
Martin says that in addition to April, Corrie had seen a girl named Alison Hogg, whom he had met with the rest of the family in Scotland.
He also claimed that the fact that Nicola did not disclose information that Corrie had been on the swingers ‘fab swingers’ website with April was of concern.
Martin also says his ex-wife “vigorously denied” that Corrie suffered from depression, but claimed she did not, adding, “Corrie was taking antidepressants. It was something he had been dealing with for. awhile, quite openly, and the family knew.
“He was not allowed to participate in RAF exercises where they fired live ammunition as a result.
“Again, why did she say that?
Martin said the last straw came a few days ago, when it was announced that Nicola, Darroch and Makeyan were planning to host a summer pop event called Corrie’s Concert to raise money for charity.
She wants to raise money for the search and rescue charities that have helped navigate Corrie’s countryside.
Martin said: “It’s in bad taste.
“It’s a shame that plans are being made to have a ‘Corrie’s Concert’ when we haven’t even found our son.”
Corrie went missing from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in September of last year.
Police are now convinced he was picked up by a garbage truck before being dumped in a landfill.
The search for his body is now entering its fourth week with more than 800 tons of debris already examined.
Martin, who visited Milton’s Cambs site, told STV News: “I never imagined being here six months later.
“It’s completely heartbreaking and I don’t wish that on anyone.
“I don’t know where the time has gone – I’m just existing, trying day in and day out to get over this mess.”
Martin has had no involvement in the massive social media campaign that has grown since Corrie’s disappearance.
Nicola set up the Find Corrie Facebook page in a desperate attempt to locate her son.
She appears to have commented on Martin’s claims on the page.
In response to a post, with the photo ‘the truth will come out’, she replied today: “It will, for now let’s find Corrie and stay positive. Think about everyone.
“We all deserve compassion and giving it makes you (sic) a lighter heart and soul x.”
In another article supporting Nicola and her two sons, one commentator said they “never asked for donations to be made directly to SULSAR ( Search and Rescue in the Suffolk Lowlands). “