Death Of Nicola Bulley; The body of missing British mother Nicola Bulley was identifiy. By UK police on Monday, weeks after she disappeared while walking her dog in northern England in January.
Lancashire Police confirm at a press conference on Monday. That her body had been recover from the River Wyre, near which Bulley, 45, was last seen on Sunday.
“Sadly we can now confirm that we pulled Nicola Bulley . From the River Wyre yesterday,” Assistant Chief Constable Peter Lawson told reporters.
“Nicola’s family have been inform and are obviously devastat. Our thoughts are with them at this time, as are all their loved ones and the wider community,” he said.
The announcement caps a tumultuous. Emotional few weeks in which police have face widespread criticism of sexism during their investigation. Social media furor over her disappearance has been fuel by unsubstantiated claims and conspiracy theories.
Bulley, a mortgage adviser, went missing on the morning of Friday, January 27. Police say she was walking her dog after dropping off her two children at school.
Soon after, her dog was find walking alone and her phone seen on a bench by the river. Still connect to a group work call. But a three-week search by Lancashire Police has come up empty. Lancashire Police Chief Detective Constable Pauline Stables read a statement on Monday on behalf of Nicola’s family in which they said the identification of the body confirmed their “worst fears”. “We will never be able to understand what Nicky went through in that final moment,” it said.
“Our daughters are getting the support they need from the people they love the most. It saddens us to think that one day we will have to explain to them that the press and members of the public have accused their father of wrongdoing (and) misquoted and neglected friends and family. This is absolutely appalling. They must be held accountable. This cannot happen to another family,” the statement added.
Lancashire Police officers insist throughout the investigation. That there was no evidence to suggest a third party was involve and their main working hypothesis remained. That she fell into the River Wyre.
The case captivated the public and attracted considerable media attention. With police also – unusually – choosing to reveal that Bulley was struggling with alcohol problems. Menopause at the time of her disappearance.
Death Of Nicola Bulley; Last week, researchers hit out at members of the public for what. They said were “perpetuating myths”. Detective Superintendent Rebecca Smith of Lancashire Police told reporters on Wednesday that the social media frenzy had been a “significant distraction” from the investigation. “In my 29 years in law enforcement, I’ve never seen anything like this,” Smith said.
Social media users “playing private detective” and “perpetuating myths” on Tik Tok have “detracted a lot” from the investigation, Smith told reporters last week.
The family also hit out at reporters in a statement, branding some of Britain’s biggest media outlets “disgraceful” for contacting the family directly when they “clearly asked for privacy”.
The decision by Lancashire Police to release Bulley’s personal details sparked widespread criticism, with many accusing the force of sexism. The government also condemned the police, and Home Secretary Suella Braverman expressed concern about the handling of the case.
Stephanie Benyon, a friend of Bulley’s whose children attend the same school, previously told AZ24 News that she is a “kind, loyal and thoughtful person who adores her two girlfriends, her family and her friends.” Paul Ansell, Bulley’s partner of 12 years, described the situation as “eternal hell”.