COPS have revealed they have found “no evidence of a slip or a fall” while searching for missing mum Nicola Bulley.
The dog walker, 45, vanished after dropping her children off at school in St Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire, on Friday January 27.
3Mum-of-two Nicola Bulley vanished more than a week agoCredit: PA3Cops have found ‘no evidence of a fall’Credit: Dave Nelson3Specialist search teams from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and the police on the River WyreCredit: PASince then there has been no trace of the mum-of-two, leaving her family in agony.
Cops yesterday revealed their “main working hypothesis” was that Nicola had “sadly fallen” into the icy River Wyre.
Police explained they thought she may have plunged in while trying to retrieve her dog Willow’s tennis ball.
However now Superintendent Sally Riley, of Lancashire police has said cops found “no evidence of a slip or fall” near the bench where Bulley’s mobile phone was found.
She told The Sunday Times: “I think if it had been a sloping bank, a commonsense view would be that you would expect to find scuff marks.
“If it is sheer and you lose your footing, you might not have any marks left on the grass. All of that has been subjected to a detailed search.”
However she also believes it is unlikely she was attacked by a third party.
She explained: “When you triangulate all the witnesses, the CCTV, the digital and the telephone, the whole picture, it produces such a tiny window for criminal involvement that it becomes highly unlikely.
“This is a low-crime area. It’s genuinely a safe, tight-knit area, people look out for each other.
“A third-party [being] involved that we haven’t yet had sightings of, we haven’t caught on CCTV or dash-cam or all the other things I’ve mentioned, is just not likely.”
It comes after Nicola’s pal Emma White said police were working to get the data off the fitness watch.
Emma told The Sun: “The Fitbit had not been synced since Tuesday.
“The police are trying other ways to try to get information from it.”
The Insider reported there were ways to track where a Fitbit is using its app, or third-party tracking apps.
It explained there are ways to use any smartphone’s Bluetooth to try link up with fitness watches up to 100ft away.
In the cops’ update yesterday, they confirmed detectives were working behind the scenes analysing CCTV, dashcam “and carrying out other digital enquiries”.
When asked about Nicola’s watch today, police said they had “no info to give out on the Fitbit”.
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