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Hello and welcome to the Look East late news.
The girlfriend of missing airman Corrie McKeague tells Look East
she's pregnant and just wishes he'd come home.
Being a mum is something I've always wanted to be,
but it's just a horrible time, isn't it, really?
An inquest in Chelmsford hears how a prisoner electrocuted himself
Well, I'll have all the details in your weather for the week ahead.
First tonight, Corrie McKeague's girlfriend has told Look East
April Oliver, who's a personal trainer in Norfolk, has been talking
about her relationship with the airman, who's been missing
She discovered she was pregnant just a couple of weeks
We'll hear from her, and from Corrie's mother,
She's always wanted to be a mother, but looking at the scan
of her and Corrie Mckeague's unborn child, April Oliver wishes
the circumstances could have been different.
Their baby is due late spring, early summer.
The 21-year-old personal trainer, who lives in West Norfolk,
first met Corrie on an online dating website last summer.
She only discovered she was pregnant a fortnight after
You know when the lady showed its foot?
Yes. That was really, really good.
Corrie's mother, Nicola Urquhart, and April's parents have known
about the pregnancy since the outset and are supporting her.
Corrie, who was based at RAF Honington in Suffolk,
was last caught on CCTV in the early hours of Saturday 24 September
The 23-year-old had been enjoying a night out with friends before
he left this nightclub alone in the early hours.
After entering an area behind some shops, he disappeared.
As this home video shows, Corrie Mckeague is an extrovert
and happy to perform for both family and friends.
His family say he would talk to anyone.
Every week Nicola flies to Suffolk from Scotland to coordinate
Last week she brought in a team of private
Preparations are in place for the birth of Corrie and April's baby.
April now hopes for some personal privacy for her and her baby's
health, both families now determined that efforts are now
focused on finding Corrie, this unborn baby's father.
Earlier today, Susie Fowler-Watt sat down with April Oliver
Corrie's mother Nicola Urquhart was there too.
They invited the Look East cameras along now so that April can focus
on her unborn baby for the rest of her pregnancy.
April started by talking about her relationship with Corrie.
We started seeing each other, and it was quite casual.
We were both seeing other people at the time, and then we led
on to have conversations whereby we thought it was getting serious,
and what we were going to do and what plans we had.
So, yes, we were sort of getting on our way to being just us
and happy and seeing what we wanted out of each other.
We'd had conversations about children and what
It was something I hoped he would be here to help me make
And you say you've had to go through it alone -
did you have any doubts about whether you wanted to keep the baby?
There is the element of, what if he did not come back,
Again I had to think about it and take a sensible approach.
Being a mum is something I've always wanted to be,
right from when I was younger, but it is just
And you're still hopeful Corrie will come home?
There's nothing I would love more, is for him to walk through the door
Yes, I would probably cry, that would be the first thing.
But my only concern is getting him home and how we can
And, Nicola, for you, this is another twist in
I've known from the beginning, but April is 21,
she's pregnant and there are exceptional circumstances behind it,
so it is something that somebody would normally want to keep quiet
but that's only thing she's had to deal with just now.
We have been trying to keep it quiet -
hopefully by doing this it will draw a line under it and April
to get the chance to try and enjoy her pregnancy as best
she can, but safely, without any additional stress.
And this will be your first grandchild.
It should be a joyous occasion for you.
I was at the scan with April the other day
and I don't think any one could see that and not be affected by it.
But it is incredibly difficult to bounce my head,
as it is for April as well, from the excitement of a new baby
to what we are actually trying to focus on just now,
This is a difficult thing to think about,
but I guess, potentially, you're looking at the possibility of having
It is something all of us are thinking about, but again, as I've
said so many times before, I won't accept Corrie isn't coming back
It's not constructive - it doesn't help me find him.
While we have no news, they're still the chance he could come back,
so I will just keep thinking that way.
Nicola and April, thank you both very much.
And for more information on the search for Corrie Mckeague go
Other news now, and an inquest in Chelmsford has heard how
a prisoner who was under observation electrocuted himself with wires
25-year-old Dean Saunders died a year ago at Chelmsford Prison.
The inquest heard his electrocution was only the third recorded
in a prison in England and Wales since records began.
Dean Saunders' parents, Mark and Donna,
arriving at the coroner's court in Chelmsford this morning.
Mark Saunders gave evidence today and, his voice breaking
with emotion, he said he believed his son had
This inquest is expected to last at least a week.
The evidence is being heard by a jury.
Caroline Beasley-Murray, the senior coroner,
told them, we will be looking into whether the state authorities
did or did not do everything they could to prevent
The 25-year-old from Winsford in Essex, seen here with his partner
Claire and son Teddy, electrocuted himself using wires
from a TV set in his cell at Chelmsford prison,
only the third electrocution recorded in prisons in England
He was in prison because, during a suicide attempt
at the family home, he'd stabbed his father,
who'd been trying to stop him, and had been charged
His family say signs he was acutely mentally ill were ignored,
and they say he should have been under constant supervision
Instead, an officer checked on him every half an hour.
Dean's partner said a nurse at the prison had assured
She told the jury Dean was never given the opportunity to get help.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found
The woman in her 20s, named locally as Kerri McAuley,
was found at Southalls Way in the City late last night.
A JustGiving page, set up to help the family pay for funeral costs,
In the draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup,
made this evening, Norwich will play Arsenal if they can beat Southampton
Ipswich also have a replay against Lincoln.
If they win that, Town will play Championship leaders Brighton
at Portman Road at the end of the month.
Thank you. We will have patchy rain from the North West moving down
tonight, but dry weather as well with long and clear spells. The
strength of wind should prevent frost foremost, but under clear
skies, temperatures as low as one Celsius, and we may see frost in
sheltered spots. Tomorrow a bit of overnight rain, but for many of us a
dry start with some brightness and sunshine. Temperatures tomorrow
around eight Celsius, and as we head into the afternoon, cloud thickens
from the West and some rain the East, with most light
and sporadic. On Wednesday, a cold front pushes down from the North
West than behind it colder air following in. After a mild start to
Wednesday, cloud and patchy rain, and it will become brighter with
showers and feeling colder. Initially we will have temperatures
around nine or 10 Celsius, but as the Caldaire feeds them,
temperatures fall away to seven Celsius. On Wednesday, isobars are
close together because it will be windy and bitterly cold. Sunny
spells and showers, so could be wintry. A yellow warning for Norfolk
for occasional snow showers which could cause disruption to travel. A
lot of uncertainty still but that weather front morning stays in place
on Friday for Norfolk. After a cold and frosty start, a wintry showers
anywhere and height of three or four Celsius. Feeling chilly and the
other thing for Friday, went developing in the North Sea and
springtime stock market the risk of coastal flooding in Norfolk, Suffolk
and Essex. A low risk. Any concerns, contact the Environment Agency
website. Now the National forecast that I leave you with the outlook
for next weekend. precipitation we get will be of a
wintry nation and Thursday is one