Nicola Bulli police force launches internal review as Rishi Sunak voices ‘concerns’

Nicola Bulli police force launches internal review as Rishi Sunak voices ‘concerns’

A photo released by Nicola Bulley’s family shows her with her sister Louise Cunningham (left) and her mother Dot (centre)

Lancashire Constabulary said on Friday it would launch an internal review His search for Nicola Bully As Rishi expressed “concern” over Sunak’s decision to reveal personal information about him.

The force said it had conducted a formal progress review into the diary, led by Detective Chief Superintendent Pauline Stables, its crime chief, but resisted calls for an external force to be brought in to investigate. Managing his case.

The guidance says the force should review between 21 and 42 days after the investigation begins, depending on the circumstances, to ensure no investigative opportunities have been overlooked. Although officers are not required to bring in external forces, they often choose to do so.

It came as Ms Bulley’s father said her family felt they had “nothing to do” in finding the 45-year-old, who went missing three weeks later and That “every day is a struggle”.

On Friday Louise Cunningham, Mrs Bulley’s sister, issued a heartfelt message to her. Alongside a photo of the pair enjoying a day out with their mum Dot, 72, Mrs Cunningham wrote on Facebook: “Three weeks today without you. We all miss you so much, homecoming.”

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner said Scotland Yard was ready to assist Lancashire Constabulary as the search for a missing mother-of-two entered its fourth week.

Mrs Bulley, speaking 45 years and 21 days later, His dog disappeared while walking In the village of St Michael’s in Wyre, Lancashire, Sir Mark Rowley said his force was “definitely” standing by to help.

The intervention by Britain’s top policeman came amid continuing furor over details of Miss Bully’s struggle with alcohol and the effects of menopause. Being released by Lancashire Constabulary As part of an appeal for information about his disappearance.

Mr Sunak, the prime minister, said he was “concerned” about personal information about Ms Bulley. was placed in the public domain by the police

He spoke after Home Secretary Suella Braverman. Demanded the force to explain its decision to disclose details. On Friday, Ms Braverman raised her concerns directly in a phone call with Lancashire’s chief constable and her senior team about whether the police were justified in sharing such information.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Sunak said: “Like her, I was concerned that personal information was put into the public domain and I believe the police are looking at the investigation into how this happened. Obviously my thoughts are with Nicola’s friends and family, and the focus should now be on Keep trying to find him.”

Sir Mark said any decision to release such information should be taken with great care, adding: “When you’re releasing personal information, you have to be very, very careful. Time will tell if it was the right call in those circumstances.”

Sir Keir Starmer, Labor leader and former Director of Public Prosecutions, said: “I am very surprised by what the police have done there. I wasn’t sure why that degree of personal information was needed.

“If, in the fullness of time, there is a good justification, then so be it — but I think most people would be very uncomfortable. I certainly felt uncomfortable putting that personal information in the public domain.”

Lancashire Constabulary referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct for contacting Ms Bulley over welfare concerns just two weeks ago. He disappeared.

Police search for clues near River Wyre near where Nicola Bulley disappeared - Warren Smith

Police search for clues near River Wyre near where Nicola Bulley disappeared – Warren Smith

Following revelations about Ms Bulley’s history, the Information Commissioner will investigate whether the force breached data laws by releasing her personal details.

John Edwards, spokesman for the Information Commissioner, said: “Data protection laws exist to ensure that people’s personal information is used correctly and fairly. This includes ensuring that personal details are not disclosed inappropriately.

Information Commissioner John Edwards said the force must be able to demonstrate the reasons for the decision and how it relates to a “legitimate police objective”.

He added that his office has “a range of sanctions” to respond to such violations, from sanctions and warnings to “the power to fine companies that violate the law.”

He added: “They must be able to explain to my office in the first instance how there is a connection between the use or disclosure of personal information and that legitimate law enforcement purpose.”

Dame Vera Baird, a former victims’ commissioner for England and Wales, said the police decision to reveal Ms Bulley’s struggles with menopause and alcohol was “as sexist as it gets”. And it is highly unlikely that such details would have been revealed if he had been a man.

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