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Bedford river body believed to be missing Felix Yorke

Felix Yorke
Image caption Felix Yorke's family were unaware of any link to Bedford, police said

A body found in a river in Bedford on New Year's Day is believed to be that of a 25-year-old man missing from Luton, police have said.

Felix Yorke disappeared after leaving work as normal at Top Man in Luton on 30 November.

The body was recovered from the Great Ouse at The Embankment near Shaftesbury Avenue junction.

Police said they strongly believe it is Mr Yorke and have appealed for information on his last movements.

After leaving work, Mr Yorke caught a train at about 17:30 GMT from Luton Parkway station.

His mobile telephone was last active at about 19:00 GMT.

The spokesman added Mr Yorke's friends and family were unaware of any connections in Bedford.

A post-mortem examination has not yet identified the cause of his death and further tests are being carried out to establish how he died.

Sgt Gavin Conder said: "We are hoping that someone will know what he was doing in Bedford that night.

"Perhaps he came to meet someone - or perhaps mentioned a reason to someone as to why he would be catching a train to the town.

"If you're from Bedford, and knew Felix, or have information about why he may have been in the area then please give us a call.

"You would be helping his family in achieving some peace of mind about his last hours."

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