Girlfriend of missing Corrie McKeague announces birth of child

April Oliver with Corrie McKeague's newborn baby

April Oliver with Corrie McKeague's newborn baby

She was reportedly hospitalised two weeks ago as doctors feared the stresses of McKeague still being missing could harm the baby.

April Oliver, 21, posted a poignant picture on Facebook of her cradling the newborn.

She posted this picture this morning, with a caption of hearts and a unicorn.

The personal trainer told the BBC when she announced her pregnancy that her partner is "just the sweetest and most outgoing person I've ever known".

Oliver, from Downham Market, Norfolk, said she discovered she was pregnant with McKeague's child two weeks after he disappeared.

The couple were together around 5 months before Corrie went missing. She wrote: "I miss and love Corrie with every part of my body and little things set off different emotions". She wrote: "Your daddy would be proud of you my little one and would love you as much as I do".

On the night of his disappearance, CCTV footage showed him entering a cul-de-sac loading bay area known as the "Horseshoe" at 3.25am.

A wide-ranging search for the 23-year-old has so far produced no results and police began to dig through a huge landfill site in Cambridgeshire earlier this year.

Police have been searching the landfill for more than 14 weeks, and have sifted through 4,000 tonnes of waste.

Mr Mckeague's mother Nicola Urquhart also posted a photo on the Find Corrie Facebook page, saying the baby was "perfect".

Corrie is originally from Fife in Scotland and moved down to Suffolk to live at RAF Honington where he worked as a gunner and team medic in the air force.

Anyone with information about his disappearance is asked to call the incident room at Suffolk Police on 01473 782019.