Police make arrest in connection with disappearance of university student Libby Squire

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of university student Libby Squire, police today (Thurs) said.

Officers made the arrest at an address in Raglan Street, Hull, East Yorks., last night less than a mile from where the student lived and went missing.

The man remains in police custody where he is assisting officers with their enquiries.

Police have not yet found Libby, 21, but say it remains the force’s “top priority”.

Libby’s parents have been informed of the man’s arrest and we’re continuing to support them at this difficult time.

Libby was last seen late Thursday night (31 Jan) after a night out with friends.

Police officers have taken to the streets where missing student Libby Squire was last seen almost a week ago as the search continues.

An 11-square-metre screen displaying images of the University of Hull student, who was reported missing from the city in the early hours of Friday, will also be driven around the area, Humberside Police said.

The force said officers would speak with people and hand out leaflets on Thursday night in a bid to gather information about her disappearance.

On Wednesday, her parents Lisa and Russ issued a statement thanking everyone who had helped in the search for their daughter, saying they had been “overwhelmed with people’s kindness and support”.

Police said Mr and Mrs Squire, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, had met with their daughter’s friends and university staff.

Officers have said Miss Squire was dropped off in a taxi near her home on Wellesley Avenue at 11.29pm on Thursday and was seen 10 minutes later on CCTV near a bench on Beverley Road, where a motorist stopped to offer her help.

Police search for missing 21-year-old student Libby Squire, on the Beverley and Barmston Drain after she went missing from her home in Hull since early on Friday.

She is believed to have been in this area until around 12.09am on Friday.

by Nathan Sandhu

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