Sgt Bell was flying Spitfire P8161, the following was in the 20 EFTS ORB, they were one of the closest RAF units to the crash site.
May 14th 1941, “A telephone message was received fro No.9 MU saying a Sgt Bell had
crashed in Spitfire P8161 at Colne, Lancashire. An Officer, P/O Palmer, was sent to
investigate and reported, on his return, that the machine was completely broken up and Sgt
Bell was killed. The civil police at Colne had taken possession of the body.”
The following is from the 5 FTS ORB, I don't quite get the bit about LAC J.B. Nicholson in the middle. I can't find him on CWGC, possibly another error in the 5 FTS records.
May 14th 1941, “758256 Sgt u/t Pilot G. Morris, 993683 LAC J.B. Nicholson and 937443
LAC D. Layton were fatally injured in a flying accident.”
Peak District Air Accident Research