Libby Squire’s heartbroken family today released new photographs of her on Christmas Day – a month before she vanished – as police divers again search a pond in her local park.
The Hull student disappeared almost two weeks ago after a drunken night with friends and was last seen on a bench in one of the city’s busiest roads at around midnight on Thursday January 31.
Hundreds of Humberside officers have been hunting the area around the University of Hull for her but to no avail.
Polish butcher Pawel Relowicz, 24, was arrested on suspicion of abduction and remains under investigation in connection with her disappearance.
Her bereft parents Lisa and Russ are attending a special church service today organised in their home town of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and made a new appeal for information and released recent photographs of their eldest child.
Libby Squire’s parents have released these photographs of their daughter, left on Christmas Day 2018 and right on a gap year trip to Paris in 2017
A map of Hull shows the second year philosophy student’s movements on the night of August 31 in Hull before she vanished and the areas police have searched
Police divers are back searching the lake in Hull near to the home of missing student Libby Squire
The teenager has been missing for two weeks after she went on a night out with friends
Divers started searching the pond near her home today as Libby’s parents desperately appealed for more information
In a short statement, the couple begged for more information as they shared images of their daughter enjoying a dream trip to Paris.
They said: ‘Libby is a much loved big sister to her three younger siblings. They all really look up to her and she always expects them to behave.
‘Libby has a big heart. She is always happy and having fun. She laughs a lot. She is a real family person, and loves spending time at home with them [her family].
‘We want these new photos of Libby to be shared along with these existing ones which will help in our search for her’.
MailOnline yesterday unearthed CCTV footage of the 21-year-old philosophy undergraduate outside a nightclub on the night she mysteriously vanished.
The young woman, who police believe is Miss Squire, can be seen walking with three friends as she heads to the Welly Club in Hull.
In icy conditions, she appears to be unsteady on her feet, as if drunk, and can be seen walking along the pavement in a short skirt.
Miss Squire arrived at the nightspot at 11.18pm on Thursday, January 31, but wasn’t allowed inside by bouncers as she was thought to be too drunk.
The video footage then appears to show her waiting with a friend for a taxi to take her home as other clubbers queued to go inside.
Humberside Police said she was dropped off by a taxi at her home in Wellesley Avenue at 11.29pm but did not go inside.
Officers were seen out on boats as the search for the Hull University student continues
This is the last confirmed sighting of missing student Libby Squire as she walks towards The Welly Club, in Hull, at 11.18 on January 31, trying to negotiate a slippery path from snowfall earlier that evening
Instead she walked about 300 yards up to the main road and sat on a bench, where she remained until 12.09am.
The footage was taken by a camera at a business premises near the club and given to MailOnline in a bid to aid the inquiry.
Property agent Lukasz Rybus, who owns the CCTV footage, said: ‘I want Libby to be found, to be back with her family and friends.
‘This footage shows that she was dressed all in black and seems to be wearing lighter coloured trainers or boots.
‘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.’
Police believe the woman captured on camera is Miss Squire.
The search operation focusing on parkland near her home continued yesterday – the 12th day of searching.
Police officers used cutting equipment to cut back vegetation in the Oak Road Playing Fields area as they looked for clues.
Suspect Pawel Relowicz, 24, remains under investigation in connection with her disappearance.
After being questioned over the student’s abduction he was charged with five unrelated offences.
The father-of-two denied outraging public decency, voyeurism and three burglaries and is due to appear before Hull Crown Court next month.
Police arrested Polish-born butcher Pawel Relowicz, 24, (left and right) a married father-of-two, last Wednesday, on suspicion of Libby’s abduction. He was questioned by detectives until Sunday night when he was bailed but he remains a suspect
In a bizarre twist, Relowicz has since been charged with several sex offences around Hull – including one just 12 days before Libby vanished. The alleged crimes (pictured) date back to Christmas 2017 up until the eve of the student’s disappearance
Last night Humberside Police said ‘hundreds of uniformed officers and approximately 50 detectives’ had been working round the clock to try and find Miss Squire.
Three specialist search advisors were overseeing the search operation that has involved underwater officers, dog teams, lowland search and rescue teams, the fire service, coastguard and officers from neighbouring forces.
The statement said ‘we aren’t stopping our searches for her’ and police continue to appeal to the public for information.