The College of Policing were commissioned by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Andrew Snowden to conduct an independent review into the investigation of reported missing person Nicola Bulley in February 2023.
In response, National Police Chiefs' Council Chair Chief Constable Gavin Stephens has said:
"My thoughts today remain with Nicola's family and friends as they continue to come to terms with their loss.
"I welcome the findings of the review, and police chiefs will now work closely with the College of Policing to address the recommendations and ensure that the improvements needed are made across policing, as they extend beyond this particular case.
"All chiefs are committed to learning and improvement, and we will report progress. I hope that others in the media, and users of social media, also reflect on the findings and consider what changes they can make when such tragic circumstances arise.
"Nicola's family must and will remain at the heart of everything we now do to act on the review's findings."