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Libby Squire suspect Pawel Relowicz charged with five previous offences

A butcher arrested in connection to the disappearance of Libby Squire has been charged with three previous offences.

Pawel Relowicz, 24, was arrested at his home on Wednesday night on suspicion of the student’s abduction.

Humberside Police have since searched the terraced property, about half-a-mile from Miss Squire’s home.

Officers were seen earlier today leaving the house with evidence bags and had searched drains with infra-red cameras.

They were given until extra time to continue questioning Relowicz on Friday on the abduction allegations, and a further 24 hours on Saturday.

After the deadline passed, just after 9pm tonight, the force confirmed Relowicz, a Polish dad-to-two, is still "of interest to the investigation" into Libby’s disappearance.

But he has been charged with previous offences of voyeurism, outraging public decency and burglary, all said to have happened in Hull.

Libby Squire, 21, hasn’t been seen for over one week

Pawel Relowicz, 24, was arrested on Wednesday night

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He’ll now appear in court tomorrow to face the charges, which allegedly occurred between December 2017 and January this year.

Detective Superintendent Matt Hutchinson said: "24-year-old Pawel Relowicz of Raglan Street, Hull has today been charged with voyeurism, outraging public decency and three counts of burglary.

"An offence of outraging public decency was reported to have taken place on 19 January 2019 in Hull and an offence of voyeurism was reported on the 26 December 2018 in Hull.

"The three burglaries were reported between December 2017 and January 2019. 

"He has been remanded in custody and is will appear at Hull Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

“We are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Libby Squire and a 24 year old man remains of interest to the investigation.

"Our priority remains to find Libby and support her family at this incredibly distressing time."

A property in Hull was searched today by Humberside Police

They were given extra time to interrogate the suspect yesterday.

Police continued to search the rented home today in the Newland area of Hull. They reportedly used an infra-red camera to investigate the drains, and installed a metal barrier across a door.

They’ve also scoured gardens, marshlands, waterways and parks in the search for Libby.

Sticks and cameras were used on Saturday to search gardens of houses, which back on to playing fields.

A poignant vigil was held today at Hull Community Church, which involved prayers, the lighting of candles and music.

The butcher will appear at Hull Magistrates Court tomorrow

Infra-red cameras were used to search drains at a property today

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Relowicz will appear at Hull Magistrates Court on Monday morning.

A pond beside the playing field was examined closely last week.

Libby, a philosophy student, was last seen 10 days ago climbing into a taxi after a night out in Hull.

The 21-year-old has been described as 5 ft 7 with shoulder-length brown hair and was wearing a black long-sleeved top, leather jacket and black denim skirt with lace.

Pictures show a metal barrier has been installed at a home in Hull

Timeline of Libby Squire’s disappearance

  • Thursday, January 31: Libby was seen getting into a taxi at around 11pm on Beverley Road.
  • Friday, February 1: Police believe Libby was last seen on a bench by Haworth Street at around 12:09am – Libby was reported missing shortly after.
  • Saturday February 2: Police conference held saying Libby’s disappearance was "very out of character" as search continues.
  • Monday, February 4: Libby’s parents make an appeal to help find their "beautiful girl".
  • Tuesday, Febraury 5: Hundreds of people take part in a solidarity event at the University of Hull, along with Libby’s parents.
  • Thursday, February 7: Police reveal a 24-year-old man has been arrested.
  • Thursday, February 7: Police search the home of Polish butcher Pawel Relowicz
  • Friday, February 8: Police given extra time to continue questioning Pawel Relowicz
  • Saturday, February 9: Police probe CCTV of man minutes before Libby was seen
  • Saturday, February 9: Police given a further extension to question Pawel Relowicz

Her heartbroken mum Lisa said previously: "We need to have her back with us. Any information or sightings please contact the police. They are doing a great job and going above and beyond.

"Please look out for my baby girl. I’m broken without my pie – Libby come home."

She has been described as "a very thoughtful and caring young woman who always puts other people before herself."

Police searched various locations this week, including an old boathouse beside a river

Officers also scoured wasteland nearby

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More than 2,000 flyers printed in English, Arabic, Russian, Lithuanian and Polish have been handed out in Hull in the search.

Police have spoken to staff and owners at shops, takeaways, off licences, pubs and bars.

The hashtag #HelpFindLibby has been widely used on social media.

Police said they’ve been "really impressed" with the public’s support.

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