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Police 'deeply concerned' for Hull Uni student Libby Squire missing since Thursday night out

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More than 70 police officers are searching for a Hull University student who went missing after a night out on Thursday.

 

Libby Squire, 21, was seen by friends getting into a taxi outside The Welly nightclub on Beverley Road in Hull at around 11pm on 31 January.

Missing Hull University student Libby Squire

Photo: Humberside Police 

The student was later seen by a male driver and on CCTV at about 11.45pm sitting on a bench at the corner of Haworth Street.

 

This was the last known sighting of Libby.

Speaking at a press conference today (2 Febuary), Detective Superintendent Simon Gawthorpe said: "We are supporting Libby's family who have described her as a very thoughtful and caring young woman who puts others before herself. They say this is very out of character.

 

"I once again urge anyone with information about Libby to come forward."

Libby is 5ft 7ins with long dark brown hair and was last seen wearing a black top, black leather jacket and black denim skirt with lace detail.

It is believed she was turned away from The Welly by door staff who thought she was too drunk and then got into a taxi alone to go home. The club has handed over CCTV to police.

 

On Saturday morning fire crews searched a frozen pond at Oak Road playing fields and her flatmates organised a search party Saturday afternoon, setting off from Hull Students’ Union building.

 

Those who organised the search say around 200 people have turned up to help look for the second year Philosophy student.

 

Speaking to Hull Live, Libby’s close friend Ryan Tweddle who was on the night out with her said “her disappearance does not seem real and it feels like something out of a movie.”

 

“On Thursday night she was a bit drunk and she was hugging everyone saying it was nice the group was back together,” Ryan told  reporters.

“We went out and went to get some cash out and when we got to The Welly she had already not made it in and was in a taxi back home.”

A spokeswoman for the university said: "The University of Hull is aware of concerns relating to one of our students. The safety and wellbeing of our students is our priority. We are unable to make any further comment at this time."

Police are asking for anyone with dashcam footage in the area from 11pm to 3am that night to contact them. Anyone with any information is being asked to call 101 and quote log 29.

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