A DOG walker has revealed the moment he found Nicola’s phone on the bench the day she vanished.
The man, who has only been named as Ron, shared the moment he saw the phone’s wallpaper.
2A dog walker has revealed the moment he found Nicola Bulley’s phone on the day she vanishedCredit: instagram2Ron shared said he picked up the phone and saw the wallpaper was a photo of NicolaHe explained it was a photo of Nicola, and her partner Paul Ansell.
Ron told Sky News he was walking his dog in the same area where the mum-of-two was last seen this morning.
The dog walker said he gave a full statement to the police after finding Nicola’s phone on a bench in the park at around 9:30am on Friday 27 January.
Reflecting on the three weeks since Nicola’s disappearance, Ron said: “Each day something new comes out doesn’t it.”
He didn’t know the mum-of-two but recognised her dog Willow.
Ron recalled: “I’d seen both owners of Willow walking this dog in the past, but while I knew their faces I didn’t know their names.”
He added that when he first found the phone he thought “somebody had gone to toilet”.
Ron continued: “I got to about this red brick building here and I thought ‘this is not right’.
“Then it was just a progression of things happening, you know. Because of the wallpaper on the phone we found out who the couple were, and the school was contacted and [her partner] Paul arrived.”
Today marked three weeks since Nicola was last seen, and her dad Ernie opened up – revealing “every day is a struggle”.
The heartbroken father has said he is hanging out for “a breakthrough”.
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