Mum of missing Libby Squire hugs police officer as search continues

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Mum of missing Libby Squire hugs police officer as search continues

The mother of missing university student Libby Squire has been photographed hugging a police officer as the search enters its 10th day.

Lisa Squire and her husband Russ today attended a vigil for their missing daughter at Hull Community Church.

Police officers are continuing to search a property on Raglan Street in Hull, where a 24-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night.

Lisa Squire, the mother of missing student Libby Squire, hugs a police officer on leaving a service at Hull Community Church. The 21-year-old student has been missing from her home in the city since February 1st and police have been given more time to question a 24-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of her abduction on Wednesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 10, 2019. See PA story POLICE Hull. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Lisa Squire, the mother of missing student Libby Squire, hugs a police officer on leaving a service at Hull Community Church (Picture: PA)

IMAGES PIXELATED BY PA PICTURE DESK Lisa and Russ Squire, the parents of missing student Libby Squire, leave a service at Hull Community Church. The 21-year-old student has been missing from her home in the city since February 1st and police have been given more time to question a 24-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of her abduction on Wednesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 10, 2019. See PA story POLICE Hull. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Russ Squire also shook hands with the officer after a vigil for his missing daughter (Picture: PA)

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLEUndated family handout file photo issued by Humberside Police of 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who disappeared in Hull on Thursday night. The University of Hull student has not been seen since vanishing late on Thursday night, and police dogs have been deployed around the area where she was last spotted. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 4, 2019. See PA story POLICE Hull. Photo credit should read: Family Handout/PA WireNOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Libby Squire, 21, was last seen on Thursday, January 31, getting a taxi home from a nightclub (Picture: PA)

Humberside Police were last night granted an extra 24 hours to question butcher Pawel Relowicz over her disappearance.

A large police van could be seen at the bottom of Raglan Street, less than half a mile from where Libby lived on Wellesley Avenue, with several officers walking in and out of the property.

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Officers have until 9pm tonight to charge or release the man.

Libby, 21, who is originally from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, was last seen on Thursday January 31 when she got a taxi home from a nightclub.

Officers have said she was dropped off near her home at 11.29pm and was seen around 10 minutes later near a bench on Beverley Road, where a motorist stopped to offer help.

An intense search has been mounted by police and volunteers since then, with today marking the 10th day since she disappeared.

The vigil is believed to have involved prayers, music and the lighting of candles.

Pawel Relowicz

Pawel Relowicz has been questioned by police

Undated family handout file photo issued by Humberside Police of 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who disappeared in Hull on Thursday night. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday February 6, 2019. See PA story POLICE Hull. Photo credit should read: Humberside Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Police are appealing for information that may help them to find Libby (Picture: PA)

The front door is boarded up on a property on Raglan Street in Hull, which was searched this morning in connection with the disappearance of 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in the city since February 1st. Investigators have been given more time to question a 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of her abduction on Wednesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 10, 2019. See PA story POLICE Hull. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The front door of the house in Raglan Street where a 24-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday is boarded up (Picture: PA)

Police officers search a property on Raglan Street in Hull in connection with the disappearance of 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in the city since February 1st. Investigators have been given more time to question a 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of her abduction on Wednesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 10, 2019. See PA story POLICE Hull. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Police officers carried boxes of evidence from the house (Picture: PA)

Police officers remove items from a property on Raglan Street in Hull in connection with the disappearance of 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in the city since February 1st. Investigators have been given more time to question a 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of her abduction on Wednesday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 10, 2019. See PA story POLICE Hull. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Evidence bags were also removed during the search on Sunday (Picture: PA)

Meanwhile officers used high-tech infra-red cameras to search outbuildings near the philosophy student’s home.

The cameras are capable of detecting people who are obscured by cover and are equipped with a microphone to hear hidden movements.

Police are believed to be examining CCTV footage which shows a man getting in and out of a car minutes after the last sighting of the student.

The footage, obtained by ITV News, appears to show a man sitting with his legs out the driver’s side door of a parked vehicle in Hull, close to where the philosophy student is thought to have disappeared.

He leaves the car and, a minute and a half later, a man then is seen opening the front passenger side door and moving around before getting behind the wheel and driving away at around 12.09am on February 1.

Neighbours have also been quizzed by detectives who handed them a form with seven questions to complete.

A source told the Sun: ‘It asked where they were the night Libby went missing, if they know her, had they seen any suspicious activity in the street before the arrest and had they ever noticed the car before.’

Passers by view a digital police poster in the centre of Hull as the search continues for 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in the city since February 1st. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 9, 2019. See PA story POLICE Hull. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A digital police poster in the centre of Hull was revealed on Saturday (Picture: PA)

Police officers search in Hull near the home of 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who has been missing since Friday February 1st. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 9, 2019. See PA story POLICE Hull. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Police officers used infra-red cameras to search areas close to Libby’s home in Wellesley Avenue (Picture: PA)

Police seatch the guttering on the house of the arrested Polish butcher, in connection with the search for missing student Libby Squire, in Hull, East Yorks., ,February 10 2019. See SWNS story SWLElibby

Police seatch the guttering on the house of the arrested Polish butcher (Picture: SWNS)

Aerial view of 24 Raglan Street, Hull, where the arrest was made. February 08 2019. Detectives have been granted extra time to question a man arrested on suspicion of abducting student Libby Squire. The 21-year-old University of Hull student went missing on 31 January after a night out in the city. A 24-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night at a house in Raglan Street, which is less than a mile from Ms Squire's home near Beverley Road where she was last seen.

Aerial view of the house in Raglan Street where the arrest was made (Picture: SWNS)

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Police used sticks and cameras to scour gardens and alleyways in the area around Libby’s home this week.

On Saturday, the force also unveiled digital missing posters, featuring pictures of Libby and an appeal for information, in the city centre.

Detectives said they were still treating her disappearance as a missing persons investigation.

Detective Superintendent Matthew Hutchinson said: ‘I have said previously that we are keeping an open mind as to her whereabouts and that is still very much the case.

‘Our number one priority is to find Libby Squire and we are still conducting extensive searches and appealing for any information from the public.’

Earlier this week, Libby’s parents issued a statement thanking people for their support in trying to find their daughter.

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Enterprise News and Pictures 4/2/19 Pic shows: New pictures of Libby Squire, 21, a student at the University of Hull, who is missing after she was last seen on Thursday night after she was refused entry to a nightclub. Libby was reported missing after leaving the Welly club in Hull at around 11pm and getting into a taxi. She had been turned away from entering the club because door staff considered her too drunk. She was later seen by a motorist at about 11.45pm on Beverley Road near the junction with Beresford Avenue. Humberside Police have said the motorist got out of his car and

Libby, 21, was dropped near to her home at around 11.30pm and was later seen by a motorist at about 11.45pm on Beverley Road (Picture: SWNS)

Arial view of Wellesley Ave and Beresford Ave part of the search area as police go into day 4 of the search for missing student Libby Squire. February 04 2019. Miss Squire was last spotted on CCTV in Beverley Road, near to the junction with Haworth Street, at about 23:45 on Thursday. Libby Squire was reported missing after getting into a taxi outside the Welly Club at about 23:00 on Thursday,31 January 2019, and is believed to have got out of the vehicle a short while later near where she lived in Wellesley Avenue. Humberside Police have appealed for anyone who was on Haworth Street between 23:30 and 00:30 GMT on the night she disappeared to get in touch. They said house to house inquiries were continuing in the area she was last seen and specialist teams and the coastguard were searching around the River Hull.

The area in which Libby lived and was last seen on January 31 (Picture: SWNS)

A JustGiving page set up to help them has since raised more than £3,000.

Craig Hopkins, who set up the page, wrote: ‘Libby’s parents obviously have a tremendous amount to deal with at this time and the last additional problem they need is any financial concerns, especially as their daughter is a student in Hull, which is a considerable distance from the family home in Buckinghamshire.

‘Even if you can only spare a few pounds, please do so, as all money raised will be sent to Libby’s parents to assist them financially at this emotionally challenging time.’

Students at the University of Hull have been told that the student wellbeing team is available for anyone who needs support.

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