A dog walker who went missing early in the morning last week was dialled into a work conference, police have revealed.
Nicola Bulley, 45, was last seen on Garstang Road in St Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire, 9.15am on Friday, January 27, while walking along a riverside footpath on the River Wyre.
Lancashire Police have retrieved her phone from the scene, and revealed the device was open on a work video call.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Superintendent Sally Riley said the phone was still “active” on a nearby bench.
Officers found that the conference hadn’t yet disconnected, and began searching for her immediately.
Supt Riley said: “It was on a meeting call, and that was still live it was connected to the conference call and that hadn’t been terminated.”
Police have described Ms Bulley as white and five foot three inches tall with an Essex accent.
Her dog was also found near the scene after she went missing last week.
A passerby discovered Willow, her brown cocker spaniel, loose from her leash and harness.
The member of the public, recognising the dog, raised the alarm with police around 10.30am.
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