Mother-of-two, Nicola Bulley, went missing on her way back from dropping her kids off at school. She was walking her dog, Willow, on a towpath near the River Wyre, where she eventually went missing.
She had put her phone on a bench in the area, and left her dog there, before vanishing. The Lancashire Police have now provided an update stating they’re “as confident as we can be that Nicola has not left the field”. Nicola Bulley is now presumed dead, with the Police’s theory “that she has fallen into the river for some reason”.
The police are still following up on witness statements. And if you think you’ve seen Bulley since she was reported missing, you’re urged to call 101 and report this quoting log 565 of January 30th.
Here is the most recent statement by Supt Sally Riley:
“It’s now a week since Nicola went missing and her disappearance has understandably caused a huge amount of concern and upset in the local community, as well as being an absolutely awful time for her family. As a mum I can’t begin to imagine the suffering they are going through. We are supporting them as best we can and keeping them updated on our efforts to try and find Nicola.
“We have done a huge amount of work both in terms of searches of the area as well as extensive enquiries which have been going on behind the scenes and based on that work we are as sure as we can be that Nicola has not left the area where she was last seen and that very sadly for some reason she has fallen into the water.
“There is absolutely nothing to suggest from all the extensive enquiries we have made that anything untoward has happened to her or that there is any third-party involvement in her disappearance.
“This remains a missing person enquiry and we will continue to carry out searches and to do everything we can to find Nicola and provide her family and the community with the answers they desperately need.
“Officers will be in and around the village and anyone with information or concerns should feel free to approach us.”
Lancashire Police provided the following description and picture of Nicola Bulley:
Nicola is white, 5ft 3ins tall, with light brown shoulder-length hair. She speaks with an Essex accent. She was last seen wearing a long black gilet jacket with a hood, black jeans and olive-green ankle wellies. Her hair was tied into a ponytail.
If you’ve seen Nicola since she went missing on January 27th, please call 101 quoting log 565 of January 30th.
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