Nicola Bulley’s companion ‘100% satisfied’ she isn’t in river | Lancashire

A person holds a placard asking for information on Nicola Bulley in St Michael's on Wyre on Friday

The companion of lacking Nicola Bulley says he’s “100% satisfied” she isn’t within the River Wyre.

Bulley has been lacking for 14 days and a specialist underwater workforce looking the river suspended the operation on Wednesday after no physique was discovered. A search of the encompassing countryside carried out by Lancashire constabulary additionally discovered no hint of her.

Her companion, Paul Ansell, advised Channel 5 Information on Friday: “In depth looking, you understand, as you’re in all probability conscious, has gone on in that river.

“The truth that the divers and underwater rescue workforce and all that have been in that river on the day, and fortunately discovered completely nothing, within the half the place you would need to presume is her final identified location.”

He added: “Personally, I’m 100% satisfied it’s not the river, that’s my opinion.”

Police posited final Friday that Bulley fell into the river whereas strolling her canine and mentioned they’d discovered no proof of legal involvement.

A person holds a placard asking for information on Nicola Bulley in St Michael's on Wyre on Friday
An individual holds a placard asking for info on Nicola Bulley in St Michael’s on Wyre on Friday. {Photograph}: Christopher Furlong/Getty Photos

Louise Cunningham, Bulley’s sister, publicly doubted the police’s assumption that she had fallen into the river.

She wrote on Fb: “Off the again of the most recent police media replace, please can I add there is no such thing as a proof in any way that she has gone into the river, it’s only a concept.”

Bulley’s good friend Emma White additionally doubted the police’s assumption. “Once we are speaking a few life, we are able to’t base it on a speculation – certainly, we want this factual proof,” she advised Sky Information.

“That’s what the household and us are all holding on to … we nonetheless haven’t any proof, and that’s why we’re out once more in power.

Bulley has been lacking from St Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire, since 27 January. In the identical interview on Friday, Ansell advised Channel 5 Information the household was going via “unprecedented hell”.

“However that hope and that positivity in me is stronger than ever, and I’m by no means, ever going to let go,” he mentioned. “Nikki would by no means surrender on us ever. She wouldn’t surrender on anyone. And we’re not going to ever surrender on her, we’re going to search out her.”

He added: “There needs to be a method to discover out what occurred, there needs to be. You can’t, you can not stroll your canine down a river and simply vanish into skinny air. One thing occurred that day, one thing …”

Speaking concerning the couple’s two kids, Ansell added: “The one factor, the one factor that I can do is inform them that everyone is searching for mummy.

“The most effective individuals on the planet are searching for mummy – simply to present them that, you understand, that stage of hope that they’ll perceive that every thing that may be performed to search out mummy is being performed.”

On Thursday, police expanded their search efforts from St Michael’s to about 10 miles downstream the place the river empties into the ocean at Morecambe Bay, with police patrol boats and rescue boats noticed on the river and within the bay.