A DESPERATE manhunt is underway tonight after a dogwalker vanished without a trace on a river path.
Nicola Bulley, 45, was last seen on a footpath in St Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire, at around 9.15am on Friday.
5Nicola Bulley was last seen wearing a long black gilet jacket with a hoodCredit: MEN Media5The 45-year-old vanished after walking along a river path in St Michael’s on Wyre, LancashireCredit: Dave NelsonDespite an extensive hunt all weekend, only her dog, described as a brown-coloured Spaniel, has been found.
The animal was discovered close to where it is believed Nicola was last seen off Garstang Road.
Described as white, 5ft 3ins tall with light brown shoulder-length hair, she was last seen wearing a long black gilet jacket with a hood.
She was in black jeans and olive green ankle wellies and her hair in a ponytail.
Nicola, from nearby village Inskip, has an Essex accent and has links to the Thornton-Cleveleys area near Blackpool.
Police dive teams, drones, search dogs, helicopters and mountain rescue volunteers have all been deployed as part of the search.
But cops hope her brown spaniel may jog the memory of anyone in the area at the time of Nicola’s disappearance.
Police say they are “keeping an open mind about where Ms Bulley may be” but stressed they are “extremely concerned about her”.
Detectives are “following a number of lines of enquiry” and were supported by dozens of volunteers for searches over the weekend.
Nicola’s family are being supported and remain in close contact with the police.
Chief Inspector Chris Barton, of Lancashire Police, added: “Nicola has now been missing for two days and we are extremely concerned about her.
“If anybody saw her on Friday morning and has not yet been spoken to by police, or if anybody has any other information about where she might be, please get in touch with us straight away.”
Anybody who has seen Nicola, or has information about where she might be, is asked to call 101, quoting log 473 of January 27.
The force said to call 999 to report immediate sightings.
5Searches have continued over the weekend around WyreCredit: Dave Nelson5Police say Nicola, known as Nikki to pals, has an Essex accent and has links to the Thornton-Cleveleys area near BlackpoolCredit: Dave Nelson5Despite an extensive hunt all weekend, only her dog has been found – close to where it is believed Nicola was last seenCredit: Dave Nelson
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