THE stunned mum of a butcher arrested over Libby Squire’s disappearance says she is “speechless” after he was charged with a string of unrelated offences.
Polish dad-of-two Pawel Relowicz, 24, was last night charged with voyeurism, outraging public decency and three counts of burglary.
They relate to other cases not linked to 21-year-old Libby and he was remanded in custody to appear at Hull Magistrates Court today.
He still remains under investigation in connection with the 21-year-old’s disappearance.
His mother Marzena Relowicz has now expressed her shock after her son was originally questioned for 36 hours on suspicion of abducting the student.
She told Mail Online: “I don’t know what to say,I am just speechless. Why are they keeping him jail?
“There is something wrong here. I just do not understand this and it is all too much to take in.”
‘I AM IN SHOCK’
The 52-year-old, who lives in Poland, also told The Sun she was stunned at the charges.
She added: “I am in shock and there must be something wrong here. It’s not normal for him.
“I am in confused. I have not spoken to Jagoda (his wife) but she text to say she and the children are doing well and are fine.”
Relowicz was arrested at the home he shares with his wife, Jagoda, 24, and two kids on Wednesday after Libby disappeared last month.
His silver Vauxhall Astra was seized by cops and has since been subjected to a thorough forensic examination.
Officers also took away a computer for examination.
Forensic officers concluded their searches on the property this morning.
Steel shutters have since been put up on the front door to prevent possible vandalism.
‘REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION’
The search for Libby, a second-year philosophy and religion student, 21, who vanished on January 31, continues.
Detective Superintendent Matt Hutchinson said: “24-year-old Pawel Relowicz of Raglan Street, Hull has today been charged with voyeurism, outraging public decency and three counts of burglary.
THE LAST SIGHTINGS OF LIBBY
Thursday January 31, 11pm: Libby is refused entry at Welly Club, Beverley Road, 4km from her home. The student was put into a taxi home.
11.30pm: Libby was seen staggering around outside her student digs on Wellesley Ave
11.45pm: CCTV captures Libby sitting on a bench on Beverley Road, close to the junction of Haworth Street.
She was also helped by a motorist
12.09am: Police believe Libby stayed in the area for about half an hour
12.30am: A neighbour hears ‘blood-curdling’ screams
February 6: A 24-year-old man is arrested in connection with the disappearance less than a mile from Libby’s home
February 10: Pawel Relowicz is charged with voyeurism & indecency and remains under investigation over the disappearance. The outraging public decency offence allegedly took place on January 19, 2019, and the charge of voyeurism was reported on December 26, 2018. The three burglaries allegedly took place between December 2017 and January 2019.
“An offence of outraging public decency was reported to have taken place on 19 January 2019 in Hull and an offence of voyeurism was reported on the 26 December 2018 in Hull.
“The three burglaries were reported between December 2017 and January 2019.”
He added: “We are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Libby Squire and a 24 year old man remains under investigation.”
HUNT FOR LIBBY
A huge search was launched after Libby vanished when she was turned away from a nightclub for being too drunk.
The second-year philosophy undergraduate was put in a taxi and was last seen on a park bench near her student digs at 11.45pm.
CCTV footage showed a woman believed to be Libby getting into a car and being driven away at 12.09am.
In separate footage revealed by The Sun, a similar car was seen being driven half a mile away ten minutes later.
A woman living close to where Libby was last seen later described hearing “bloodcurdling screams” at 12.30am – around 20 minutes after she vanished.
After she was reported missing, cops searched a river and pond close to her home but no trace has been found.
Bins, drains and gardens were also combed by officers but searches have so far proved fruitless.
POLICE STILL HOPEFUL
Her parents, Lisa, 48, and Russell, 53, have now travelled from the family home in High Wycombe, Bucks, to Hull.
The couple visited her home close to the university and walked around the area where she was last seen.
Mum Lisa was yesterday seen hugging a police officer as the hunt for her daughter entered its tenth day.
Cops were also seen using a specialist infrared camera on outbuildings close to Libby’s home.
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The hi-tech gadget is capable of detecting people who may be hidden or partially obscured by cover.
It is also equipped with an audio microphone that allows an operator to listen for signs of a hidden subject.
Senior cops are still treating Libby’s disappearance as a missing persons inquiry.