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Man arrested in connection with disappearance of Hull student Libby Squire


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A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of abducting missing Hull University student Libby Squire, police said.

Libby, 21, was reported missing in the early hours of Friday 1 Febuary and despite the arrest has still not been found.

Libby Squire missing Hull Uni student

Photo: HUmberside Police Handout 

In a statement released today, Humberside Police said: "A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Hull student Libby Squire.

"Officers made the arrest at an address in Raglan Street, Hull, last night. The man remains in our custody, assisting us with our enquiries.

"We have not yet found Libby and doing so remains our top priority.”

Raglan Street where the man was arrested is about half-a-mile from Libby’s home.

The Hull University student, originally from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, was dropped off at her home on Wellesley Avenue by a taxi at 11.29pm on Thursday 31 January. Police say they don't believe she entered the property.

Around 10 minutes later she was captured on CCTV on Beverley Road and seen by a passing motorist at the junction with Haworth Street.  Police have said they believe she may have been in this area until around 12.09am. Libby has not been seen since.

If you have any information about Libby's disappearance contact police on 101 quoting log 29 of 1/2/19. If you're a Hull University student who is feeling worried or upset you can contact the Student Support centre on 01482 462222 or call the Hull Samaritans on 116 123.

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