Lancashire police force are reportedly searching for two men that were spotted acting suspiciously close to where Nicola Bulley went missing. A witness is said to have come forward after spotting the pair outside the local church in St Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire, on the day before Nicola went missing.
That same witness allegedly told police that he saw one of the men in the vicinity of her usual route on the morning she vanished. The report adds that officers have since taken CCTV footage from a garage in St Michael’s on Wyre covering the 24 hours before the last sighting of Nicola, 45, who went missing while walking her dog Willow more than two weeks ago.
A national newspaper has reported that detectives visited St Michael’s Garage last Thursday requesting CCTV footage from the day before she vanished. They had already taken images from the day of her disappearance, reports Lancs Live.
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A garage worker, who asked not to be named, told The Sun: “Two smartly dressed officers came in following up, a man and a woman. They wanted the CCTV from the day before Nicola vanished and to take statements of any activity we had seen from that day.”
The employee said of the church sighting: “I know who the witness is and he has already called police about what he saw. But he said he wanted to make sure they were chasing this up so I asked the officers about it and they said they were following it up.”
The worker said the witness, who wishes to remain anonymous, described seeing the men acting suspicious close to the church and around a nearby bridge at the start of the footpath which Nicola used almost daily.
The CCTV system at St Michael’s Garage, on the main road running through the village, covers one of the key exit points from the fields where Nicola went missing. One camera also covers the top of a country lane, close to where Nicola was last seen.
The development comes after Nicola’s Last known images of missing mum Nicola Bulley revealed from doorbell camera. Partner Paul Ansell, 44, revealed his own fears that a local is keeping secret what happened to her.
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