Inquest opens into the death of Nicola Bulley

Posted on - 23rd February, 2023 - 10:37am | Author - | Posted in - Inskip, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Wyre News
Nicola Bulley
Nicola went missing on 27 January

An inquest into the death of Nicola Bulley has been formally opened after she was found in the River Wyre on Sunday 19 February.


The Inskip woman had been walking her dog when she went missing in St Michael’s on Wyre on Friday 27 January.

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A statement from Dr James Adeley, HM Senior Coroner for Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen: “An inquest into the death of Nicola Bulley has been opened by HM Senior Coroner for Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

“The coroner also ruled that her body could be released for a family funeral. The Coroner’s Investigation will consider how Ms Bulley came by her death.


“The investigation will take time to complete to ensure that as complete a picture as possible of the facts concerning Ms Bulley’s death is presented at the inquest.

Nicola Bulley
Nicola was walking her dog Willow when she went missing

“This will assist the family in understanding what occurred. As part of this process, HM Senior Coroner has requested Lancashire Constabulary produce information gathered during the search for Ms Bulley so it can be considered as part of the investigation.

“Whilst HM Senior Coroner considers this information, Lancashire Constabulary have been asked by HM Coroner not to discuss the case in either social media or the mainstream media.

“The inquest has been listed to be heard at 10 AM on 26 June 2023, hours at County Hall, Fishergate, Preston.”

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