Police divers have returned to the River Wyre in St Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire, where Nicola Bulley, a mother of two, disappeared. The diving team was seen in the water near a weir and downstream from a bench where police believe Ms Bulley, 45, went into the water on 27 January. She vanished while walking her dog along the River Wyre after dropping her daughters, aged six and nine, to school. Her disappearance sparked a huge search operation and intense media and public interest.
Tragically, her body was found in the river 23 days after she went missing, around a mile further downstream from the bench on 19 February. A brief clip of police divers in the River Wyre on 4 April was uploaded to YouTube. In a statement, Lancashire Police confirmed that they are carrying out some work on the direction of HM coroner. An inquest into Ms Bulley’s death is to be held on 26 June.
The disappearance of Nicola Bulley sent shockwaves through the local community and beyond. The search for her was one of the largest in the area in recent years, involving hundreds of volunteers as well as specialist search teams. The discovery of her body was a devastating blow to her family and friends, who had been hoping for a different outcome.
The police investigation into Ms Bulley’s death has been ongoing since her body was found. The latest development, with divers returning to the river, suggests that there may be new information or evidence that has come to light. The statement from Lancashire Police that they are carrying out work on the direction of HM coroner indicates that there may be a need for further investigation or analysis of the circumstances surrounding Ms Bulley’s death.
The inquest into Ms Bulley’s death, which is due to be held in June, will be an opportunity for her family and friends to learn more about what happened to her. It will also be an opportunity for the wider community to understand the circumstances of her disappearance and to pay their respects to her memory. The inquest will be conducted by a coroner, who will hear evidence from witnesses and experts and will make a determination as to the cause of Ms Bulley’s death.
The death of Nicola Bulley has had a profound impact on those who knew her and on the wider community. Her family and friends have spoken of their shock and grief at her loss, and have paid tribute to her as a loving mother and a kind and generous person. The inquest will be an important step in the process of coming to terms with her death and ensuring that her memory is honoured.
The police investigation into Ms Bulley’s death is ongoing, and it is not yet clear what the outcome of the inquest will be. However, the fact that police divers have returned to the river suggests that there may be new information or evidence that has come to light. The community will be watching closely to see what happens next, and to offer their support to Ms Bulley’s family and friends as they continue to come to terms with their loss.
In conclusion, the disappearance and death of Nicola Bulley has been a tragedy for her family and friends, and for the wider community. The inquest in June will be an important opportunity to learn more about what happened to her and to honour her memory. The ongoing police investigation, and the recent return of divers to the river, suggest that there may be further developments in this case. The community will be watching closely, and offering their support to those affected by this tragic event.