Mum appeals for help to find son's 'prized possession' after he died in fatal Dagenham crash

Scott Ellis

Scott Ellis died following a crash involving his motorbike and a car in May this year. - Credit: Courtesy of the Ellis family

A grieving mum has appealed for help finding her son's "prized possession", which has been missing since he died in a collision.

Scott Ellis was riding his motorbike when it was involved in a crash with a car in Longbridge Road, Dagenham on May 14.

The driver of the car involved stopped at the scene.

In spite of the efforts of paramedics and an off-duty officer who gave CPR, the 21-year-old died shortly after police were called at 10.15pm.

Scott Ellis

Scott was just 21 years old when he died. - Credit: Courtesy of the Ellis family

Mum Claire Ellis from Dagenham said: "He was a hard worker. He had done a double shift that day. He was all about family and work."

The former Eastbrook pupil was "happy-go-lucky" as a child and later committed to his job with BKS Removals, his family and girlfriend.


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But since the crash, the removal man's watch and mobile phone have been missing.

The Bulova timepiece was a present from Scott's dad Dennis given to mark his 21st birthday in October.

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Claire said: "I haven't got my son anymore. That watch was his prized possession.

"He never took it off. I used to moan at him for wearing it to work. I can't get it out of my head that it's disappeared.

"There aren't words to describe what it would mean to get that watch back."

The mum of three explained how it might have fallen off and been picked up by someone after the crash.

Scott's bank cards and keys were recovered, as far as Claire knows, although she believes these remain with police.

But neither hospital staff nor officers know where the watch or phone are.

However, Claire is keen to gift the £400 timepiece back to Dennis in their son's memory.

"I know how much it would mean to his dad," she said.

Unfortunately, Claire is not sure what make or model the mobile phone is, but it was on a Giffgaff network. Due to the physical nature of his job, Scott would often break his phones so it was not easy to keep track of the devices.

"The watch, even if broken, has more sentimental value than anything," Claire said.

The family believes the watch and phone may have been found around the junction of Lichfield Road, Longbridge Road and Wood Lane. 

Anyone who can help reunite the family with Scott's belongings should contact Claire on her Facebook page, where there is also a picture of the watch model.

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