COPS investigating Nicola Bulley’s disappearance will conduct an internal review.
It comes as Lancashire Police face growing scrutiny over the handling of her case, which some blasted as “deeply troubling”.
1COPS investigating Nicola Bulley’s disappearance will conduct an internal review.Credit: Tim StewartThe force’s review will be carried out by the forces Head of Crime Detective Chief Superintendent Pauline Stables.
A spokeswoman said tonight: “A review of the investigation is diarised and will be conducted by our head of crime, Detective Chief Superintendent Pauline Stables.
“She is also PIP 4 accredited and has attended the national reviewer course.”
On Wednesday, the force said Nicola had “significant issues with alcohol” as a result of menopause.
It was also revealed officers had been called to the family’s home after “a report of concern for welfare” on January 10.
These factors, partly identified by her partner Paul Ansell, meant she was classified as a high-risk missing person with several “vulnerabilities”.
But the disclosure of Nicola’s “vulnerabilities” sparked fury amongst politicians and officials, with Labour’s Stella Creasy blasting the move as “deeply troubling”.
The MP for Walthamstow added: “The decision to disclose this level of detail on a missing person’s private life, with no evidence that this is assisting in finding her, is deeply troubling.”
While Conservative MP Alicia Kearns, who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Twitter: “I am deeply uncomfortable with the police releasing Nicola Bulley’s so-called ‘vulnerabilities’ on menopause and alcohol.
“I struggle to ascertain how this will assist police in their search & investigations. I do see how it would assist those wishing to victim-blame or diminish.”
On Thursday the
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