The search for mother-of-two Nicola Bulley continues and although police believe she fell into the River Wyre, they have said it is still a “possibility” that she used a path which CCTV does not cover.

Yesterday (February 8) underwater expert Peter Faulding and his team, from rescue operation Specialist Group International, ended their search of the river and found “no sign of Nicola”.

On Tuesday, Superintendent Sally Riley, of Lancashire Police, said detectives had looked at “every single” potential suspicion or criminal suggestion that had come in and discounted them.

She spoke after suggestions Ms Bulley’s phone could be a “decoy” and questions were raised about gaps in CCTV coverage of the area where she vanished from.

Police said it was still a “possibility” she left the area by one path not covered by cameras which are crossed by the main road through the village, and officers were trying to trace dashcam footage from 700 drivers who passed along the road at the time she disappeared, around 9.20am.

Mr Faulding has said that if he and his team were unable to find Nicola in the water using sonar equipment, which was the case, then he believes she has not been in the river and raised “third party” involvement in the disappearance.

But reporters at a press conference in the village were told by Ms Riley that Mr Faulding is not included in “all the investigation detail”.

Police divers have also searched the River Wyre, close to the spot where Ms Bulley’s phone and her dog’s harness were found.

When did Nicola Bulley go missing?

A detailed timeline of events can be found in our article here.

Nicola Bulley went missing on January 27 after dropping her two children off at school and as she walked her dog Willow by the river.

Her phone and Willow were found at a bench by the river and the phone was still connected to a work call.