Police searched the home and the road outside the arrested Polish butcher’s house this morning as efforts to find Libby Squire reached its ninth day.
The search for the 21-year-old has saw police hold a Polish butcher and they have until 9 pm tonight to charge Pawel Relowicz after applying for an extension.
Two police cars were parked on Raglan Street on Saturday morning as students living in the area described the case as ‘surreal and scary’.
Officers also continued to search the streets surrounding Miss Squire’s house. She has been missing since January 31st.
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 1st of February
Police could be seen using sticks and cameras to search the back gardens of houses backing on to Oak Road Playing Fields which has been the focus of searches over the last week.
The news comes as a JustGiving page was launched to alleviate the financial costs of Libby’s parents staying in Hull as the search continues for her daughter.
Lisa and Russ Squire are from High Wycombe and Craig Hopkins, a mature student at Hull University where Libby is enrolled, started the crowdfunding campaign to alleviate unneeded financial stress.
A police car outside a property in Raglan Street in Hull. Pawel Relowicz’s home is on this street
Police officers search in Hull near the home of 21-year-old student Libby Squire
Police officers search in Hull near the home of the missing Hull University student
He told Hull Live: ‘They must be going through such a terrible ordeal and this is such a challenging time, so it would be great if we could ease at least one pressure on the family.
‘Staying in Hull will have financial implications for them, with hotels and food, so it would be great if we could come together as a community and help them.’
The 44-year-old added: ‘I am a mature student at the University of Hull, and although I don’t know Libby, it’s like we’re all searching for a member of the university family.’
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Police officers continued their nine-day search for Libby Squire in back gardens near her home
Police have also been examining the CCTV footage, taken on Haworth Street, Hull just after midnight last Friday. Pictured searching near Libby’s home
Yesterday, a CCTV clip was released and is believed to be the last sighting of Libby, showing her climbing into the passenger side of a car and being driven away by a man.
Police have been examining the CCTV footage, taken on Haworth Street, Hull just after midnight last Friday, which shows the male driver rolling a cigarette before helping a passenger, thought to be Libby, get into the car.
The JustGiving page, started by a fellow Hull University student, has so far raised £3,056
The man then walks around to the driver’s side, gets in and pulls away just minutes before Libby was previously last seen.
A cyclist and another vehicle are seen minutes before the driver leaves, and may provide crucial witness testimony.
The grainy video, shared by ITV News, is now being examined by police.
The time on the CCTV footage is believed to be a minute slow.
A second video, taken minutes later and revealed by The Sun, shows a similar car being driven half a mile away.
Humberside Police’s Detective Superintendent Matt Hutchinson told ITV News: ‘There have been 100s of hours of CCTV footage viewed as part of our investigation into the disappearance of Libby Squire.
CCTV footage from where Libby Squire was last seen shows a man rolling a cigarette before driving away
The footage shows the car driving away at 12.07am, just minutes from when the university student was last seen
‘There are various lines of enquiry we have investigated and are following up in connection to CCTV footage.
‘While we currently have a man in custody and proceedings are active, we are unable to provide any further comment in regards to the nature of any footage so not to prejudice any potential further proceedings.
‘Our priority remains to find Libby and support her family during this incredibly distressing time. We continue to keep an open mind and would ask anyone who believes they have information that could assist with the investigation to please make contact with police.’
Police have held Pawel Relowicz (left) over the disappearance of Libby Squire, 21, (pictured right) in Hull a week ago and he remains in custody today after police secured 36 more hours to question him
In Hull, officers stopped the public entering a large area of Oak Road playing fields surrounding a pond with a helicopter hovering above as they searched drains and bins. It is half a mile from Libby’s home.
One woman said she heard ‘dark and eerie’ screams from near the park on the night she disappeared and saw a man running away, according to The Mirror.
Teams were also scouring a stretch of riverbank and a series of abandoned buildings – but officers turned walkers away and refused to say why they were back in an area they have already checked in the seven days since she vanished.
A forensics officer was also seen bagging up evidence and photographing an area of pathway leading into the cordoned-off zone.
As part of their ongoing investigation, police arrested Paweł Rełowicz although he is not thought to be the man in the CCTV footage.
Marzena Relowicz (left today), mother of arrested man Pawel Relowicz (right in a family photo), sobs as she spoke to MailOnline at her home in Warszewice, Poland today and said: ‘My son is no killer’
Rełowicz, a married father-of-two who works as a butcher in a Humberside bacon factory, remains in custody after officers hunting for Miss Squires were given 36 more hours to question him over her disappearance.
Detectives have sealed off his rented house, took away his computers and towed away his silver Vauxhall Astra after they arrested him on Wednesday night on suspicion of abducting her a week ago in Hull.
His terraced home is half a mile from the bench where Miss Squire was last seen sitting in a drunken state shortly before midnight last Thursday.
MailOnline visited Rełowicz’ mother Marzena in Poland today who said she understood her son was driving through the area where the philosophy student was last seen and had offered a lift to a girl he saw sobbing on the street.
She said: ‘My son is no killer. Paulina [Pawel’s sister] told me that he was driving home and saw a girl crying. Paulina told me he had given her a lift as she wanted to go home.
‘I know in my heart that Pawel did not do anything to this girl. 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. If I could go to England I would and would kneel before them and pray that she is found.’
Timeline: The hunt for missing Libby Squire
11pm Thursday, January 31: Libby is refused entry at Welly Club around two miles from her home and put into a taxi
11.30pm: Libby was dropped off on Wellesley Avenue – but does not go inside her house
11.45pm: Libby was seen sitting on a bench around the corner on Beverley Road. A witness says she was seen speaking to the driver of a car.
12.09am: Detectives believe Libby stayed in the area for about half an hour and was wandering the streets near her student digs.
12.30am, Friday February 1: A near-neighbour says she woke up after hearing ‘blood-curdling’ screams.
February 6: A 24-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of abduction and is ‘helping police with their enquiries’
February 7: Police ask for more time to interview abduction suspect.