Dog walker who found Nicola Bulley’s phone speaks out for the first time
'I thought 'this is not right''
The dog walker who found the phone of missing mum Nicola Bulley has spoken out for the first time since her disappearance.
The man, who said he was called Ron, went public this morning three weeks after the mortgage adviser vanished in St Michael's on Wyre.
In an extraordinary coincidence he appeared on television on Friday morning as he was walking his dog whilst Sky News retraced Nicola's last movements before her disappearance.
He confirmed he had given a full statement to the police after finding Ms Bulley's phone on the bench at around 9.30 am on January 27. He didn't know Nicola but recognised her dog Willow.
"Each day something new comes out doesn't it," he said. I'd seen both owners of Willow walking this dog in the past, but while I knew their faces I didn't know their names,' he said.
Ron added that when he first found the phone he thought "somebody had gone to the toilet".
He added: "I got to about this red brick building here and I thought 'this is not right.
"Then it was just a progression of things happening, you know. Because of the wallpaper on the phone we found out who the couple were, and the school was contacted and Paul arrived."
You can watch the full clip below.
Watch the moment #KayBurley and @inzyrashid bump into a dog walker who saw Nicola Bulley's phone on the morning of her disappearance three weeks ago
Sky News are retracing Nicola's final footsteps before going missing.
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