UK Police : A woman who went missing three weeks ago was last seen by police in northwest England. Nearby, a body was found in a river.
The body of a woman who went missing three weeks ago in northwest. England was found in a river near where she was last seen, according to the Lancashire Constabulary on Sunday. The body is still waiting to be officially identified.
Since Nicola Bulley, 45, went missing on January 27 while walking her dog along the River Wyre. The search has gripped Britain. As speculation on social media prompted unofficial searches and attracted amateur sleuths. It also created a sort of circus in the small community of St. Michael’s on Wyre.
Despite assurances from the police that thorough searches were being conducted, rescuers broke into abandoned buildings. When locals encountered strangers rattling their gates and prowling through their front gardens, some started nighttime patrols to challenge them.
Critics alleged that the police had bungled the search for Bulley, a mortgage adviser who was last seen shortly after taking her daughters, ages 6 and 9, to school on a Friday morning. This caused people’s confidence in the police to plummet.
The Lancashire police department, which sent 40 detectives into the case, was criticized more and more as the case went on without a conclusion.
In an obvious work to answer, the power said Bulley was delegated a “high-risk” missing individual “in view of various explicit weaknesses.” Before she vanished, it was later discovered that she had issues with alcohol and the perimenopause.
Senior government officials, opposition leaders, and advocates for victims’ rights all voiced their disapproval of the disclosure, which sparked a new backlash.
Friday, the police department announced that it would carry out an internal investigation. In addition, the department has complained about a conversation officers had with Bulley prior to her disappearance to Britain’s independent police watchdog.