MISSING Hull student Libby Squire’s haunting final movements were captured on CCTV – int he footage, she can be seen stumbling towards
MISSING Hull student Libby Squire’s haunting final movements were captured on CCTV – int he footage, she can be seen stumbling towards a nightclub before being turned away on the night she disappeared.
Hull University pupil Libby was last seen trying to walk along a slippery path on the night she disappeared in Hull almost two weeks ago.
In the video, Libby can be seen trying to negotiate the icy conditions, heading towards the Welly Club in Hull where she arrived about 11.18pm on January 31.
But it was there that she was turned away as she had already had too much to drink.
Friends then waited for a taxi with the young woman – putting her in the car to be driven home.
It is believed she made it back to her university flats but instead of going inside, staggered off into the night.
She was last seen on a park bench near her student digs about 11.45pm, with CCTV showing her then getting into a car and being drive away at 12.09am.
A woman living close to where Libby was last seen later described hearing “bloodcurdling screams” at 12.30am – around 20 minutes after she vanished.
Her disappearance has sparked a huge search across Hull, with a man quizzed over the weekend after being arrested on suspicion of her abduction.
Polish butcher Pawel Relowicz, 24, was accused yesterday of carrying out an unrelated sex act in Libby’s street days before she vanished. He remains under investigation over the student’s disappearance.
I just hope that this footage helps jog someone’s memory, if it helps someone remember seeing her, that can only be a positive thing
Hull local Lukasz Rybus today released the footage of Libby – taken by a camera on a business next to the club – in a desperate hope it would help authorities track the young woman down.
Speaking to the Mail Online, he said: “I want Libby to be found, to be back with her family and friends.
“I just hope that this footage helps jog someone’s memory, if it helps someone remember seeing her, that can only be a positive thing.”
The young student was dressed in a black, long-sleeved top with a leather jacket and a denim skirt at the time the footage was taken.
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.
It comes as cops today started quizzing neighbours about whether they “saw or heard anything unusual” on the night she went missing.
Detective Superintendent Mathew Hutchinson said: “We are still treating Libby’s disappearance as a missing person’s enquiry. ‘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.”
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The young woman’s parents have released a heartbreaking appeal for information, desperately asking for any witnesses to come forward.
The search for Libby has seen officers scour gardens and alleyways around her home on Wellesley Avenue, and cops have repeatedly looked around the nearby Oak Road playing fields.
Detectives have previously said they are continuing to treat her disappearance as a missing persons investigation and are “keeping an open mind” as to her whereabouts.