Search continues for Inskip woman who disappeared while walking dog

Posted on - 30th January, 2023 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Inskip, Lancashire Police, People, Preston News, Wyre News
Nicola Bulley
Nicola Bulley

Police are continuing the search to find missing Inskip woman Nicola Bulley.


Nicola, 45, was last seen on Friday morning (27 January) at around 9.15am on the footpath by the river off Garstang Road in St Michael’s on Wyre.

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An investigation has been launched into her whereabouts and a significant, resource-intensive search in the area has been ongoing ever since, with drones, search dogs and other resources being used.

A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: “Our thanks to those continuing to support the police with the search, from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service utilising their staff and drone capability, Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team and the North West Underwater Search Team. This search will continue in to next week.

“We are also supporting Nicola’s family and remain in close contact with them.


“We are keeping an open mind about where Nicola may be and a team of detectives are also investigating the circumstances around her disappearance and are following a number of lines of enquiry.

“We continue to ask for information about Nicola’s disappearance.”

Read more: Appeal to find Inskip woman who went missing while walking dog

Nicola is described as white, 5ft 3in tall, with light brown shoulder-length hair. She speaks with an Essex accent.

Nicola 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.

Immediately prior to going missing Nicola was walking her dog, described as a brown-coloured Spaniel.

Although the dog was found close to where Nicola was last seen, police hope this might help jog the memory of anybody who saw her at around the same time, and who may have information relating to her whereabouts.

As well as Inskip and St Michael’s, Nicola has links to Thornton Cleveleys.

Anybody who has seen Nicola, or has information about where she might be, is asked to call 101, quoting log 473 of January 27th. For immediate sightings call 999.

The spokesperson added: “We have also become aware that a large number of people from the local community have organised a search of the area and we would urge them to stay safe.

“The river and its banks are extremely dangerous and searching these areas presents a genuine risk to the public.”

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