‘I’m speechless’: Shocked mother of Polish butcher charged with a string of previous offences says situation is ‘all too much to take in’
- Libby Squire, 21, was on a night out when she disappeared near her home in Hull
- Pawel Relowicz, 24, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of her abduction
- He has been charged with a string of charges unrelated to Libby’s disapearance
- The butcher was tonight charged with voyeurism, burglary and indecency
- His mother Marzena Relowicz said she ‘is speechless’ about the situation
The mother of a butcher arrested on suspicion of the abduction of a missing student has told of her shock after he was charged with a string of unrelated offences.
Libby Squire was on a night out when she disappeared near her home in Hull, East Yorkshire ten days ago.
Pawel Relowicz, who emigrated to the UK from Poland, was arrested on Wednesday and officers have been searching his home in a bid to find out information about Libby’s disappearance.
Pawel Relowicz, 24 was tonight charged with voyeurism, burglary and indecency. His mother, Marzena Relowicz (pictured), 52, reacted with astonishment to the news, saying: ‘I don’t know what to say,I am just speechless’
Police have raided the home of Polish butcher Pawel Relowicz (left) over the disappearance of Libby Squire, 21, (pictured right) in Hull 10 days ago
Relowicz, 24 was tonight charged with voyeurism, burglary and indecency.
His mother, Marzena Relowicz, 52, reacted with astonishment to the news, saying: ‘I don’t know what to say,I am just speechless.
‘Why are they keeping him jail ? There is something wrong here. I just do not understand this and it is all too much to take in.’
MailOnline informed the mother-of-eight that her son had been charged with the offences.
Relowicz had been held for 96 hours by police investigating the disappearance of Libby – the maximum amount of time allowed before charges were brought or he was released.
Earlier, Mrs Relowicz, speaking at the family home in the village of Warszewice, said she had to take medication because she was so stressed by the arrest of her son.
Marzena had insisted he son could not have been involved with the disappearance of the 21 year old student from near her home in Hull.
Marzena Relowicz (, mother of arrested man Pawel Relowicz (right in a family photo), sobbed as she told MailOnline at her home in Warszewice, Poland that ‘her son is no killer’
Mrs Relowicz said she had been told that her son had offered Miss Squire a lift in his silver Vauxhall Astra.
‘Pawel was driving home and saw a girl crying,’ she said.
‘He had given her a lift as she wanted to go home. He had put her address into his satnav system.
‘I know in my heart that Pawel did not do anything to this girl. He is a good boy who respects women and would not do anything to harm anyone.’
In a tearful interview, the devout Catholic said: ‘If something isn’t right, God forbid, then there must be punishment.’
Mrs Relowicz, 52, insisted her son was not capable of harming Miss Squire, 21.
High-tech cameras were used to search outbuildings in Hull near the home of the philosophy student.
Placing a hand on her heart, she said: ‘My son Pawel did not abduct that girl. I would rather die than know he is guilty. My heart is breaking over this and I feel so sad for the girl’s parents and what they are going through.
‘I can’t imagine their pain. I desperately hope they find her alive.’
The investigation into Miss Squire’s disappearance took a dramatic turn on Wednesday when police arrested Mr Relowicz at the rented home in Hull where he lives with his wife and two young children.
At 11pm the night she disappeared, Libby was refused entry at Welly Club around two miles from her home and put into a taxi by her friends.
At 11.30pm was dropped off by a taxi but did not go inside her home and at 11.45pm Libby was last seen sitting on a bench around the corner on Beverley Road.
Detectives think Libby stayed in the area for about half an hour and was wandering the streets near her student digs.
At 12.30pm a neighbour said that they were woken up by a blood-curdling scream.
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