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Exploring an Abandoned House: Nicola Bulley Takes the Less Watched Path

Exploring an Abandoned House: Nicola Bulley Takes the Less Watched Path

Mother of two Nicola Bulley, 45, disappeared on January 27 from a footpath near the River Wye which police believe she fell in – although they admit she may have left via a path

Police looking for the missing Nicola Bulley say she could have left the area by the only path not covered by CCTV, as the search for the mum continues.

Officers have trawled through footage covering several pathways and fields near the area of the River Wye she was last reported seen on January 27.

Paul Ansell, Nicola’s partner, visited the area on the thirteenth day of the search, where he met with police and dive expert Peter Faulkner.

As the investigation continues, police continue to believe she fell into the deep waters of the river, but say it is “possible” she escaped via the only route not covered by surveillance cameras.

In a separate development, Tilly Ann, a close friend, urged officers to search an abandoned house near the river.

Tilly wrote on Facebook: “The abandoned house and outbuildings etc have not yet been searched as it is not currently a crime investigation!”

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In the latest update, Lancashire Police said: “Our inquiries now focus on the river path which leads from the fields back to Garstang Road.

“For this, we require drivers and cyclists who traveled that route on January 27 in the morning to make contact.

“We’ve already done a great deal of work on this, but every piece of footage helps us build a picture of the morning’s movements.

“We will send a letter to the drivers we believe we’re on Garstang Road that morning,”

“If you receive one of these letters and have dashcam footage, we would urge you to make contact so that a member of the inquiry team can make contact and review your footage to establish whether it assists. We kindly request that only drivers with dashcam footage respond to this request.

“Today we have been joined by a search team from Specialist Group International (SGI) who are assisting us with the search of the river, and we are grateful to them for their help.

“We are also grateful to the members of the public who have participated in the search, but we would like to remind them not to put themselves in danger and to stay on public property.”

The 45-year-old woman disappeared on January 27 after dropping off her two children at school in St. Michael’s, Lancashire, and then walking Willow, the family dog, on a nearby trail.

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However, her phone was later discovered on a bench, and her springer spaniel was wandering without its harness.

Detective Superintendent Rebecca Smith added, “The investigation team is completely devoted and determined to locate Nicola.”

“As a mother myself, I cannot fathom what her two children are experiencing.

“Please be assured that Nicola is our sole focus and that we are doing everything possible to find her.

“It is not possible to release every piece of information to the public because doing so would compromise the investigation. However, I would like to thank everyone who has helped us thus far and for the support shown to Nicola’s family during this extremely difficult time. They are supported and updated continuously.”

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