POLICE have reportedly scoured an abandoned house as part of the search for missing mum Nicola Bulley.
The 45-year-old’s phone was found opposite of the abandoned country house, police say.
5The mum has been missing since FridayCredit: instagramKev Camplin of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue told The Mirror: “The abandoned house is right opposite the bench on the other side of the river, over a 10ft garden wall. It’s quite posh.
“We didn’t go into the house, as a volunteer search and rescue team we don’t actually go into buildings. We might go into a barn or something. We leave that to the police.”
“While the team was searching the grounds, the owner was there for some reason, and we asked him to go in and he had a quick look around and she wasn’t there.”
The mum vanished while walking her dog on Friday in St. Michael’s on Wyre, and police have been searching for the mum ever since.
Her phone was found abandoned on a bench near a river path, still logged onto her work call from the morning.
Today police tracked down a potential key witness who may be one of the last people to see a missing mum-of-two.
Lancashire Police today said they are looking for a “potentially key witness” to come forward.
They said the man was in the area at the time Nicola went missing walking a small white fluffy dog on a leash.
He spoke to a woman in the area before walking in the direction of Rowanwater.
Officers have now confirmed the man has been found and is now speaking to police.
Nicola’s dog Willow was discovered safe, but the mum has seemingly disappeared.
Nicola’s brother-in-law Stephen Cunningham said: “The whole family, as expected, are struggling to understand what’s happened and worried beyond words.”
It comes as partner Paul Ansell revealed fresh clues into the mum’s disappearance.
The engineer, 44, said his girlfriend had taken the children to school as normal then headed out on her regular morning dog walk.
He added: “I rang police after I got a call from the school regarding somebody who found Willow and Nikki’s phone and the dog lead and harness on the bench.
“We take the kids to school and take the dog down there – either myself or Nikki – nearly every day.”
Nicola was last seen walking east along the towpath of the River Wyre at 9.15am on January 27.
An extensive search has been launched to find the mum-of-two, involving police, firefighters, mountain rescue, underwater teams and the local community.
5Posters have been placed around the Lancashire areaCredit: Rex5Police have continued to canvass the region searching for signs of NicolaCredit: Dave Nelson5The search is entering its sixth dayCredit: CHRIS NEILL5Pet Willow was found alone on the towpathCredit: Enterprise
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