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Maryam Zakir-Hussain,Tara Cobham,Holly Evans,Andy Gregory and Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

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Former officer 'appalled' by 'mishandling' of Nicola Bulley investigation

Nicola Bulley’s husband raised concerns about her alcohol use days before she went missing, a mental health clinician has said.

Theresa Lewis Leevy informed the inquest of a visit to Ms Bulley’s address on 10 January.

“The information we received was the call from the family had been made in connection with Nikki’s increase alcohol use and were concerned about this and were looking for support around this,” she said.

After arriving at 7.30pm, Ms Leevy was met by Ms Bulley’s husband, Paul Ansell and her sister Louise Cunningham, who expressed “general concerns for her welfare” and a recent increase in alcohol consumption.

Ms Bulley remained in the bedroom and appeared intoxicated and spoke of a loss in weight. When asked if she appeared depressed, Ms Leevy said: “No, not that I could ascertain at the time.”

Ms Leevy offered advice to the family around alcohol use and but assessed there were no immediate risks and that Ms Bulley was “in no immediate harm from a mental health aspect”

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