A quick analysis of those making statements in the Nicola Bulley case
At the time of writing, Nicola Bulley is missing. The mystery around what caused her disappearance is causing some far-fetched suspicions being thrown around online by adults who should know better.
I’ve analysed the statements made by her partner Paul Ansell and by her family members.
There is nothing in Mr Ansell’s words to suggest he has guilty knowledge of what has happened to Nicola or is being deceptive about what he knows.
As time has moved on, Nicola’s family seem more resigned that something bad has happened, despite their outwardly positive words.
However, I do detect in all the words spoken by all parties in this case, that some details are being held back from us.
I don’t think Nicola was happy when she disappeared. Some of her partner’s words suggest there is a distance between them as a couple, and her family’s words relating to her happiness are unconvincing.
I don’t take this to mean Nicola has vanished of her own will. Just because she was unhappy doesn’t mean that she isn’t the victim of an accident or worse.
However, if the public sense that the people talking are holding something back and not being fully honest, that is when rumours and idle speculation starts to fill the gaps. Perhaps a bit more honesty from those making statements would get the public looking in the right places and not at innocent people.
There is more I detect from some of the statements, but it wouldn’t be fair to share at this time. Maybe one day.