A key witness in the disappearance of Nicola Bulley has now come forward, Lancashire Police have confirmed.
Earlier on Saturday evening as part of the search for the missing mum-of-two, police put out an appeal to find a witness in St Michael’s on Wyre.
The woman came forward very quickly and detectives leading the case have stressed that she was very much being treated as a witness and was one of many people in St Michael’s on Friday, January 27.
They have also urged people to avoid speculating on social media.
A spokesperson for the police said: “Our enquiries to find Nicola are extensive and will include speaking to as many members of the public as possible.
“The speculation and abuse on social media aimed at some people who are merely assisting our enquiry on social media is totally unacceptable.
“We would urge people to remember that we are investigating the disappearance of Nicola, and the priority is Nicola and her family. We want to find her and provide answers to her family.
“As part of the intensive search for Nicola, we are again asking for drivers for dash cam footage from the Blackpool Road/Garstang Road area of St Michael’s on Friday, January 27, between 9am and 10am.
“Whilst you may not think that you hold any relevant information, it is really important that we gather as much footage as possible in the area that morning so we can review every piece meticulously to establish whether Nicola can be seen.
“We know from the footage we are currently reviewing, that this is a busy road, particularly at that time in the morning.
“There will be many people who were in that area at the time who may not think they can help, we would urge you not to make that decision yourself and to come forward so we can have as much material as possible to assist the investigation.”