Man held over student’s disappearance in court charged with unrelated offences

  • Video report by ITV News Correspondent Stacey Foster

A 24-year-old man arrested in connection with the disappearance of university student Libby Squire has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with unrelated offences.

Pawel Relowicz, of Raglan Street, Hull, appeared at Hull Magistrates’ Court accused of voyeurism, outraging public decency and burglary.

He entered not guilty pleas to all charges.

Relowicz was arrested on suspicion of abduction on Wednesday night in connection with Miss Squire’s disappearance and police said he “remains under investigation”.

Miss Squire, 21, was reported missing on February 1 and an intensive search has been conducted by police since that time.

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The man stood in the dock throughout the hearing wearing a grey sweatshirt.

Speaking through a Polish interpreter, he confirmed his name, address, date of birth and not guilty pleas to the five charges.

Members of the media filled the two rows of seats in the public gallery and stood crowded at the back of the courtroom.

Pawel Relowicz will appear at the Crown Court on March 11. Credit: .

Bill Waddington, representing Relowicz said he would not be making a bail application for his client.

District Judge Fred Rutherford told the defendant: “You have entered your not guilty pleas before this court.

“The matters are too serious for this court and will be sent to Crown Court.

“You are remanded in custody to Hull Crown Court.”

He told Relowicz he would appear at the Crown Court on March 11.