Podcast about the disappearance of Nicola Poli !
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True Crime Newsquest is hosting an hour-long special about the disappearance of Nicola Poli.
The search for the mother-of-two has been going on for over a week, with police working on the hypothesis that she may have fallen into the River Weir while walking her dog.
At 12 p.m. the Talking True Crime team will host a special podcast, featuring insight from Mark Williams-Thomas, the reporters covering the case, and Peteraulding, who leads the dive team to search the river.
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Nicola Poly: a timeline
Search teams from Lancashire Police continue to search the river near St Michael’s, working on the hypothesis that the 45-year-old mortgage adviser, from nearby Inscape, may have fallen into it.
Their search has been aided by specialists and divers from HM Coastguard, Mountain Rescue and the Lancashireire and Rescue Service – with sniffer dogs, drones and police helicopters deployed.
The 45-year-old dropped off her two daughters – aged six and nine – at school in the morning before walking her dog, Willow, at St Michael’s in Wyre, Lancashire.
Lancashire Police said the mortgage adviser, from nearby Inskip, was walking along a road beside the River Weir just before 9am.
She was seen by a dog walker who recognized her at around 8.50am, and their pets interacted briefly before parting ways, according to the force.
At 8.53am Ms Polly emailed her boss, before logging into a Microsoft Teams call at 9.01am.
It was seen by another witness at 9.10 am – the last known sighting.
By 9:30 a.m., Ms. Bulley’s Teams call had ended, but her phone remained connected to the call.
About five minutes later, another walker found her phone on a bench by the river, and Willow dart between the two.
At 10.50am Mrs. Polley’s family and the school her children attended were told of her disappearance.
Lancashire Police launched an investigation into Ms Polley’s whereabouts the same day and appealed to witnesses to be contacted.
Lancashire Police have deployed drones, helicopters and police search dogs as part of the main missing persons operation.
They were assisted by the Lancashireire and Rescue Service team, as well as the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team and the North West Underwater Search team.
Locals held a meeting in the village hall to organize a search for Mrs Polly at 10:30 am on Sunday, according to reports from The Mirror, and about 100 people joined the search.
The police urged the volunteers to be careful, describing the river and its banks as “extremely dangerous”, considering that activity in these areas represents a “real danger to the public”.
Superintendent Sally Riley of Lancashire Police said the police had been “really open-minded about what could happen”, and that they were not treating Ms Polly’s disappearance as suspicious.
The Lancashire Constable spoke with a possible witness – a man who had been walking a little white fluffy dog near the River Weir at the time of Mrs Polly’s disappearance.
Her family released a statement saying they were “overwhelmed by the support” in their community, and that her daughters were “desperate for their mummy to return home safely”.
Polly’s parents, Ernest and Dot Polley, spoke to The Mirror of the “terror” they faced at the prospect of never seeing her again.
Her father told the newspaper, “We dread to think we will never see her again, if the worst comes to the worst and she is not found, how are we going to deal with that for the rest of our lives.”
Lancashire Police spoke to another witness who they identified with the help of the public using CCTV – but told the police they did not have any further information to aid their investigation.
Officers from the North West Police’s Maritime Underwater Support Unit searched the area near where Ms Polly’s mobile phone was found, while police divers toured the River Wire.
Meanwhile, Polly’s family has pleaded with the public to help track her down.
Speaking to Sky News, her sister Louise Cunningham said: “There must be someone out there who knows something and all we ask is, no matter how big or small, if there is anything you remember that doesn’t seem right, please contact the police.
“Get in touch and get my sister back.”
Ms Polley’s father said his family had hoped meeting them would “spark a light” that would lead to her finding.
Lancashire Police said they were working on the hypothesis that Ms Polley may have fallen into the River Wyre.
Superintendent Sally urged Riley not to speculate, but said it was “possible” that a “trouble” with the Polly dog had led her to the water’s edge.
She urged the public to seek out the garments Mrs. Polly was last seen wearing, and offered an extensive list.
Polly’s friends have also shared their heartfelt pleas via TV interviews, including Emma White, who told the BBC that Polly’s daughters keep asking where she is.