‘I pray for good news every day’

Specialist Search Officers in Clipstone Brook
Specialist Search Officers in Clipstone Brook

It is four weeks to the day since Linslade’s Neil Devlin was last seen walking home from a friend’s house.

Specialist Search Officers have returned to assess the flooding in Clipstone Brook and River Ouzel today to determine whether they could continue their investigation.

Beds Police have confirmed the search team will be in the river tomorrow morning.

Jade Morgan White, who set up a Facebook page to gather information on Neil’s disappearance, sent a message to the 3,019 people on the site, to mark the four-week anniversary.

She said: “For the first five days the public come together morning, noon and evening on searching Leighton Buzzard town.

“We searched pretty much everywhere possible from woods, fields, river, canal and unused pubs, but we were asked by the police to stop searching due to putting our own lives at risk.

“But we didn’t just want to stop there. When you start something like this you don’t just give up. So we have carried on getting Neil’s story and picture out there.

“Neil has been missing for four weeks and we just want him home safe and well.

“His best friend whiskers is missing him dearly. So do his friends/work friends and his neighbours and people like me who don’t know Neil, only know of him.

“I pray for good news every day.”

A spokesman for the police said: “Bedfordshire Police is continuing the search for Neil Devlin and specialist river searches have taken place throughout the day.”

If you have any information regarding Neil’s disappearance, call the 101 number.