Nicola Bulley latest: Police release image of key witness in latest appeal for information on disappearance
Published: 04/02/2023- 20:39
Police investigating the disappearance of Nicola Bulley have released an image of a key witness who they would like to talk to.
Nicola went missing while taking her dog on a walk last week and has not been seen since.
Police believe the mother of two went missing during “a 10-minute window” and could have fallen into the River Wyre.
She had logged into a Teams call at 9:01am which ended at 9:30am, her phone was found on a bench at 9:35am.
The last known sighting of the 45-year-old was at 9:10am when another dog walker spotted her.
The bench where Nicola Bulley's phone was found
In a fresh appeal for information, Lancashire Police released an image of a woman they would like to talk to who they believe may have seen Nicola in the crucial 10-minute window.
In a statement they said: “Officers leading the search for Nicola Bulley, who is missing in St Michael’s on Wyre, need to trace a key witness who they believe was in the area on the morning of Nicola’s disappearance,” the force said.
“A woman was seen walking on Garstang Road/Blackpool Road, St Michael’s on the morning of Friday January 27 pushing a pram.
“She was seen walking from the direction of Allotment Lane towards The Grapes public house at approximately 8.22am and is seen again walking on Allotment Lane towards Garstang Road at 8.41am.
“It is believed that the female in question may have walked along the river path during these times and so detectives want to speak to her and urge her to get in touch.
“We are also appealing to anyone who was driving down Blackpool Lane/Garstang Lane on the morning of Friday January 27 between the times of 9am and 10am who has dash cam footage on their vehicles to make contact.”
The woman photographed is wearing a yellow jacket and black jeans.
The woman photographed is wearing a yellow jacket and black jeans with her hair tied up in a ponytail.
She is also pushing a pram with a child in it.
Anyone with information or footage has been asked to call 101, quoting log 565 of January 30.