Specialist Group International leader Peter Faulding declared he had been “determined” to find Nicola but that he and her partner Paul Ansell, 44, were “relieved” that he hadn’t.

Paul was sighted this morning in the vicinity of the Lancashire village of St. Michael’s on Wyre, where Nicola was last seen, as Mr. Faulding informed the worried father that “she’s not here” after a third protracted day of looking

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