THE father of a missing Scots RAF serviceman has said he is “waking up to the reality”, as police prepare to search a landfill site for his son’s body.

Corrie McKeague, 23, from Dunfermline, vanished following a night out with friends in Bury St Edmunds in September last year.

Police will next week begin scouring a landfill site in Cambridgeshire containing waste collected from the area where he Mr McKeague was last seen.

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His father Martin McKeague wrote on Facebook: “Make no mistake, this part is no longer just about looking for Corrie’s phone, or witnesses or CCTV footage. This is about searching for his body in a 26ft deep, 900-metre meter wide rubbish site because they believe my boy is in there.

“We were completely taken aback; despite knowing through all these months that one day we might wake up to that reality. It’s a gruelling, agonising, gut-wrenching kind of waiting.

”“And now we’re going to ask all of you to wait here with us to see what happens next.”