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Libby Squire’s mother shares heartbreaking post as search for missing student, 21, enters fifth day

Sniffer dogs carried out a search of the property where missing student Libby Squire lived, as around 200 students from across Hull gathered at an event held in her honour.

Extensive searches were carried out on the road where the 21-year-old lived. She has not been seen since she got a taxi home from a night out last Thursday.  

Divers were dispatched to a pond near to the University of Hull undergraduate’s home, and rescue efforts continued into well into the fifth day. 

Sniffer dogs were seen by a property on the same road where Ms Squire lived this morning

Dozens of people braved the wet weather tonight in honour of Libby Squire

Dozens of people braved the wet weather tonight in honour of Libby Squire

University staff and students braved the wet weather and walked more than 100m from the library to the Canham Turner building as part of a solidarity march.

The second year Philosophy and Religion student’s parents did not attend the event but gave their full backing and support to the event. 

It was also confirmed that Libby’s close friends has returned to their respective homes for personal reasons and they also didn’t attend the event.  

Osaro Otabo, the president of Hull University’s student union, and Professor Susan Lea, the vice-chancellor at the university, addressed students this evening after the 21-year-old went missing. 

Speaking to members of the press before the solidarity event, students union president Osaro Otabo admitted there was ‘concern’ amongst the student body following Libby’s disappearance.

She said: ‘As you said it is still unexplained so we don’t know what has happened so I would not want to speculate.

‘From my personal perspective there is a concern but I want to do anything I can while in my position as president to help the police in the investigation.

‘If that means sharing on social media that police put out or putting on an event like this tonight.’

Posters with the hastag HelpFindLibby were spotted along the march which have been handed out by students on campus as the search entered its fifth day.

Vice chancellor professor Susan Lea told those in attendance: ‘We come together this evening to express our deep concern about Libby.

‘Libby is a Philosphy student here at the university of Hull and one of our community.

People brought their umbrellas as they gathered in solidity and support of Libby

People brought their umbrellas as they gathered in solidity and support of Libby

One woman was seen holding a piece of paper with Libby's face on it

One woman was seen holding a piece of paper with Libby’s face on it

‘I have to say we have been deeply moved by the way in which both our students and local community have come together in support of one another and to help to try and find Libby.

‘This event this evening is part of that support and solidarity to show support and solidarity for Libby, for Libby’s parents, for Libby’s friends, for Libby’s family and indeed for one another.

‘I just wanted to thank you very much for all that you have been doing to help to try and find Libby.’

Students union president Miss Otabo added: ‘It’s amazing to see so many people here today to show support to help find Libby.

‘One of the amazing things I can see if the amount of studfenty support that hads come out. Students want to do something, they want to help the police in anyway they can with the investigation.

‘You saw that this weekend with the search party.

‘This real sense of community is something I think is quite special here in Hull and I hope everyone knows that support is always here.’   

Some older women were seen holding sheets of paper with Ms Squire’s face on, urging for anyone with information on her whereabouts to come forward. 

Professor Lea was seen holding a placard with the hashtag #HelpFindLibby as the campaign to drum up social media support to aid the search continues. 

Libby Squire’s mother today shared a heartbreaking Facebook post thanking the public for trying to find her daughter.

Osaro Otabo, the president of Hull University's student union, and Professor Susan Lea, the vice-chancellor at the university, speak to students

Osaro Otabo, the president of Hull University’s student union, and Professor Susan Lea, the vice-chancellor at the university, speak to students

Humberside Police said they are still following up a ‘number of lines of inquiry’ amid reports that a neighbour heard a ‘blood curdling’ scream on the night she disappeared.

Detectives said the force has received hundreds of calls since the 21-year-old University of Hull student was reported missing in the early hours of Friday. 

It came as Lisa Squire wrote on Facebook: ‘Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for their continued love and support.

Libby Squire was last seen on Thursday, January 31, after leaving the Welly Club in Hull

Libby Squire

Detectives said the force has received hundreds of calls since the 21-year-old University of Hull student (left and right)  was reported missing in the early hours of Friday

Mother Lisa Squire wrote on Facebook: 'Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for their continued love and support'

Mother Lisa Squire wrote on Facebook: ‘Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for their continued love and support’

‘If love alone could bring our Libby Pie back she would be sat cuddling with us now.’

As the search entered its fifth day, officers from the police regional marine unit searched a pond at Oak Road Playing Fields, near to Miss Squire’s home.

Four officers waded through the waist-deep water, using sticks to break the ice and search beneath the surface.

This afternoon teams were searching the River Hill, two miles from where Libby was last seen.

Four men wearing dry suits went up and down the river in a small rib. 

As the search entered its fifth day, officers from the police regional marine unit searched a pond at Oak Road Playing Fields, near to Miss Squire's home

As the search entered its fifth day, officers from the police regional marine unit searched a pond at Oak Road Playing Fields, near to Miss Squire’s home

Four officers wade through the waist-deep water, using sticks to break the ice and search beneath the surface in Oak Road Pond in Hull

Four officers wade through the waist-deep water, using sticks to break the ice and search beneath the surface in Oak Road Pond in Hull

Staff and students from the University of Hull, where Libby is in her second year, are gathering this evening in ‘solidarity’ and ‘support’ of the missing student.

A post on the university’s Twitter page invited people to meet outside the library at 5pm to ‘demonstrate their continued support’.

It said: ‘We have all been moved by the way our students and the local community have united to #HelpFindLibby and we are offering everyone the opportunity to come together and demonstrate their continued support – for finding Libby and for each other.

‘We know that this support means a great deal to her family and close friends.’   

Miss Squire was dropped off in a taxi near her home on Wellesley Avenue at around 11.29pm on Thursday.

Staff and students from the University of Hull, where Libby is in her second year, are gathering this evening in 'solidarity' and 'support' of the missing student. Pictured: A police officer searches a bush in the hunt for missing Libby Squire

Staff and students from the University of Hull, where Libby is in her second year, are gathering this evening in ‘solidarity’ and ‘support’ of the missing student. Pictured: A police officer searches a bush in the hunt for missing Libby Squire

She was seen 10 minutes later on CCTV near a bench on Beverley Road, where a motorist stopped to offer her help.

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

On Tuesday, it was reported that a woman living in a street close to Miss Squire’s home heard a scream which she said ‘sounded like someone being attacked’.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘We have received hundreds of calls from members of the public offering information and their assistance, and we are extremely grateful for everyone’s help.

Humberside Police say they are keeping an ‘open mind as to the circumstances surrounding Libby’s disappearance’ and have re

Humberside Police say they are keeping an ‘open mind as to the circumstances surrounding Libby’s disappearance’ and have re

Libby Squire (pictured with her friend Rachel)  was last seen on Thursday, January 31, after leaving the Welly Club in Hull

Libby Squire (pictured with her friend Rachel)  was last seen on Thursday, January 31, after leaving the Welly Club in Hull

Police dive teams wade trough a pond on Park Road Playing Fields, Hull, near to where Libby Squire was last seen

Police dive teams wade trough a pond on Park Road Playing Fields, Hull, near to where Libby Squire was last seen

‘Our house-to-house inquiries are continuing and we are visiting residents to speak to people and take statements as part of the ongoing investigation.’ 

The spokeswoman added: ‘Our searches are ongoing again today for 21-year-old Libby, who’s originally from High Wycombe, in Buckinghamshire.

‘Hundreds of students, University of Hull staff, as well as members of the public, have been helping our officers since she was reported missing.’

Police said they were supporting Miss Squire’s parents who spoke on Monday of their heartbreak at not knowing where their daughter is.

Police officers search drains near to the home of missing 21-year-old student Libby Squire

Police officers search drains near to the home of missing 21-year-old student Libby Squire

Detectives said their searches of the area near Libby's home were 'ongoing' and they have received hundreds of calls 

Detectives said their searches of the area near Libby’s home were ‘ongoing’ and they have received hundreds of calls 

In an emotional appeal, Mrs Squire called her daughter her ‘darling pie’ and said: ‘It is breaking my heart not knowing where you are.’

Both parents urged Miss Squire to contact them.

Mrs Squire said: ‘We just want to know that you are safe. Please get in touch with us any way you can.’

Mr Squire added: ‘We just want you home.’

Russell and Lisa Squire, the parents of missing student Libby Squire, have made an emotional appeal for information in helping to find her

Russell and Lisa Squire, the parents of missing student Libby Squire, have made an emotional appeal for information in helping to find her

The family had previously said that the student’s disappearance is ‘very out-of-character’ and that she is a ‘very thoughtful and caring young woman who puts others before herself’.

Police revealed on Monday that they had found Miss Squire’s mobile phone at her home but that it had not helped to provide any information about where she went on Thursday night.

They said they had also obtained and viewed hundreds of hours of CCTV footage to try to trace the student’s movements and identify anyone who may be of interest to the investigation.

Police and Miss Squire’s family urged anyone with information to come forward.

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