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CCTV footage emerges of missing Libby Squire ‘getting in car with a man before he drives off’

CCTV footage emerged which is feared to show the last sighting of missing Libby Squire. Cops have a video that appears to show her getting in a car with a man.

Separate film seen by The Sun shows a similar car driving up a nearby street minutes later.

A man is seen sitting in a parked car at 00:04, appearing to roll a cigarette
nb press ltd At 00:19 a similar motor is seen on Newland Avenue in footage taken from a nearby shop
supplied by Pixel8000 Libby Squire went missing seven days ago in Hull after a night out
CCTV captures activity around a car in Hull just minutes before missing student Libby Squire was last seen

The footage begins seconds after midnight last Friday and shows a silver hatchback parked in Haworth Street, Hull.

At 12.09am a person opens the passenger door and gets in next to a driver. Police believe that person is second-year university student Libby. The car then drives up the street and out of view.

A second film, obtained by The Sun from a shopkeeper, shows a similar car being driven along Newland Avenue, half a mile away, 10 minutes later, at 12.19am.

It shows a police car patrolling the same road 60 seconds before.

Cops yesterday quizzed Polish butcher Pawel Relowicz, 24, over the two pieces of footage after they were granted a 36-hour extension to quiz him on abduction claims.

Detectives will want to investigate whether the car in the footage is the Vauxhall Astra seized from suspect Relowicz.

They obtained the CCTV last Sunday but kept it under wraps as they frantically pieced together the car’s movements before and after Libby disappeared.

The Sun was aware of the crucial development before the arrest but agreed not to publish details.

Shop owner and dad-of-two Mohammed Burhan, 66, told how his cameras picked up a car driving along Newlands Avenue the night Libby vanished.

He told The Sun: “The police have been into all of the shops along here asking for CCTV footage over a particular timeframe.

Cops yesterday quizzed Polish butcher Pawel Relowicz, 24, over the two pieces of footage
MEN Media The suspect's Vauxhall Astra has been taken away by police

“They came into my shop and have taken the video from three of my cameras.

“I hope my CCTV can in some way help the police find Libby and discover what has happened.”

Libby was seen on the bench close to her home on Wellesley Avenue at 11.45pm last Thursday.

The Haworth Street footage was captured by cameras overlooking steel gates to an electrical firm.

Staff checked it after Libby was reported missing and alerted cops.

But workers there are fuming detectives took so long to reveal it.

One said: “We couldn’t understand why it wasn’t published straight away by the police.

“If it was my daughter I would have it everywhere.

“Surely they have had enough time to examine it, obtain the licence plate and do checks to find out where it went.

"Time is of the essence. They always talk about the golden hour in investigations. They’ve had nearly a week.”

Libby vanished after a night out with pals on Thursday January 31.

They were turned away from a club because she was too drunk.

Pals put her in a taxi to take her home and she was dropped off near her digs at around 11.30pm.

She was seen staggering in the street then sat on the bench a short time later. Police said the last time they can be sure she was in that area was 12.09am.

Cops swooped on the home that meat factory worker Relowicz shares with wife Jagoda and their two kids at 9pm on Wednesday.

Libby’s mum and dad, Lisa, 48, and Russ, 53, have travelled to Hull from their home in High Wycombe, Bucks.

Senior cops insist they are still treating Libby's disappearance as a missing persons inquiry.

Friends of Libby are praying for her return. One, Rachel wrote: “Please just come home lib.”

Another said: “I just want my best friend back.”

Lisa has posted a heartfelt message on her Facebook, and changed her profile picture to one of Libby.

She wrote: “One week without her”, with crying emojis.

Lisa also thanked the public for their support. Pals have raised £3,000 in less than a day for the family’s hotels and bills in Hull.

Det Supt Matt Hutchinson yesterday confirmed police had been given extra time to quiz Relowicz.

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He said officers have viewed 100s of hours of CCTV footage.

One line of inquiry is the possibility Relowicz was moonlighting as an unlicensed taxi driver.

Lib Dem councillor Paul Drake-Davis said: “As long as police say there is hope we will keep that candle burning for Libby.”

PA:Press Association Libby Squire, a philosophy and religion student at the University of Hull, vanished on Thursday of last week
Libby's parents Lisa and Russell have previously released an appeal for information, begging anyone with information to come forward

Chilling film by roadside

CCTV film captures a woman believed to be Libby Squire getting into a car — before being driven out of view.

Footage taken just after midnight last Friday shows the vehicle already parked on Haworth Street in Hull.

The driver returns at 12.02am, unlocks it and then sits facing out with the driver’s door open.

He appears to roll a cigarette or type into a phone.

A cyclist rides past and is followed seconds later by a car.

After sitting for nearly three minutes the man stands up and walks away, locking the car.

At 12.09am the passenger side door is opened and a person believed to be Libby gets in.

The man walks round the back of the car before getting into the driver’s seat and setting off.

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