Police investigating the disappearance of missing mother-of-two Nicola Bulley have said their “main working hypothesis” is that she fell into the River Wyre.
Ms Bulley was last seen near the river in St Michael’s on Wyre, Lancashire, last Friday at around 9.10am.
The 45-year-old mortgage adviser from Inskip, Lancashire, vanished while walking her dog after dropping off her daughters, aged six and nine, at school.
She was last seen at 9.10am and she had logged on to a work Teams call, which ended at 9.30am with her still logged on.
Her mobile phone and the lead and harness for her dog, springer spaniel Willow, were found on a bench close by.
Lancashire Police have said they do not believe any crime has been committed and are treating the incident as a missing person inquiry.
A spokesperson said: “There is no evidence whatsoever that there is anything suspicious about her disappearance or any third-party involvement in her going missing.”
Superintendent Sally Riley told a press conference on Friday that police believe Ms Bulley vanished in a 10-minute window.
Listing clothes and accessories they are searching for, the Supt said: “I do have an update on the clothing that Nicola was last seen wearing, and this is something that the public who live in the area, or who walk their dogs on the river path near to St Michael’s or downstream of St Michael’s towards Morecambe Bay, can look out for.
“They are an ankle-length black quilted gilet jacket, a black Engelbert Strauss waist-length coat which was worn underneath the gilet, tight-fitting black jeans, long green walking socks tucked into her jeans, ankle-length green Next wellies, a necklace and a pale blue Fitbit.
“It’s really important that the public pay heed to those very specific clothing descriptions please, because factual sightings of those items would be very useful to us.”