Mother of Libby Squire tells of her loss for the "most precious thing"


The mother of Libby Squire, whose body has been pulled from the Humber estuary, has said she has lost “one of the most precious things” in her life.

Lisa Squire has written a harrowing account of her grief following the discovery of the 21-year-old student’s body last Wednesday. She had been missing for seven weeks after failing to return home after a night out in Hull.

Writing on Facebook, Mrs Squire said she was “so sorry she could not keep her safe” on the night she vanished.

“My baby girl is gone. Gone forever. No more birthdays with us. No more Christmas Days with us. No more family time, all together,” she wrote. “No family should have to endure that.”

The mother, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, said she felt “broken” when considering all those who knew and loved the philosophy and religion student. She said no sister, brother or father should have to endure the agony of such loss.


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