Body found in search for missing man thought to be involved in a collision
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Police looking for a missing man from Silsoe found a body yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) on land near Flitwick Moor.
David Bellas, 33, had been reported missing on Tuesday, having last been seen on Friday (18 February).
His next of kin has been updated, but formal identification has not yet taken place.
The death is currently being treated as unexplained but not suspicious. It is thought David may have been involved in a road traffic collision in nearby Ivel Way, Flitwick, on Friday and investigations are ongoing, with specialist officers being deployed to that scene.
In a tribute, his family said: “David was a loving husband to Stacey, a greatly missed son, brother and doting father. Unfortunately, the world will never be the same without you.
“He was the best daddy to two beautiful children, Charlie (three) and Sophia (two next week). There's a massive hole in all of our hearts, and you'll always be missed.”
Sergeant David Burstow, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of David at this time.
“Our enquiries into the collision are ongoing, and we would still like to hear from anyone in the area at the time or who witnessed the collision which happened at around 5.30pm on Friday, or who may have dash cam footage.”
Anyone with any information should call the Serious Collison Investigation Unit on 101 quoting incident Operation Aurochs.