The family of missing RAF airman Corrie McKeague say they hope the search for his body at a landfill site in Cambridge will resume tomorrow.
Corrie’s Mum Nicola Urquhart told her thousands of supporters on social media that officers scouring the Milton dump had been stood down on Friday after the excavator broke.
Police have been trawling through the waste for the past two weeks after it emerged a bin lorry of interest in the investigation was carrying a heavier load than first thought.
Initial information revealed the bin, collected on the day Corrie vanished, weighed 11kg. That was later corrected to 116kg prompting the search of the landfill site where the rubbish ended up.
Corrie McKeague hasn’t been seen since he went for a night out with friends in Bury St Edmunds in September. He was last spotted on CCTV entering a refuse collection area in the town at 3.25 in the morning. It could take the search team up to ten weeks to search the site.