Dog walker reveals moment he found Nicola Bulley's phone on bench the day she vanished | The Sun
A DOG walker has revealed the moment he found Nicola's phone on the bench the day she vanished.
The man, who has only been named as Ron, recalled that morning three weeks ago and the feeling that something "wasn't right".
Ron said he was walking his dog – as he did most mornings – when he came across the mum-of-two's phone.
He said when he flashed the wallpaper up, a photo of Nicola appeared – with her partner, and the father of her children, Paul Ansell.
And while Ron admitted he didn't know their names – he knew them as dog Willow's owners.
The dog walker told Sky News: "I'd seen both owners of Willow walking this dog in the past, but while I knew them by face, I didn't know their names."
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Ron said when he first found the phone he thought "somebody had gone to toilet".
He continued: "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 [her partner] Paul arrived."
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Ron said he gave a full statement to police after finding Nicola's phone on a bench in the park at around 9:30am on Friday 27 January.
Reflecting on the three weeks since Nicola's disappearance, Ron said: "Each day something new comes out doesn't it."
Today marked three weeks since Nicola was last seen, and her dad Ernie opened up – revealing "every day is a struggle".
The heartbroken father has said he is hanging out for "a breakthrough".
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