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Body of missing student Libby Squire recovered from Humber Estuary

The body of missing student Hull Libby Squire has been recovered from the Humber Estuary, police have confirmed.

A statement from Humberside Police revealed the body, which was recovered from the estuary near Grimsby Docks on Wednesday afternoon, has formally been identified as that of 21-year-old Libby.

In the statement, Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley said: "Libby's family have been informed and are receiving support from specially trained officers.

"We would ask their privacy is please respected at this incredibly distressing time."

Libby disappeared from near her Hull home seven weeks ago. Credit: PA

Libby was last seen at the junction of Beverley Road and Haworth Street at around 12.05am on February 1 while wearing a black denim skirt and faux leather jacket and distinctive trainers, according to police.

Five days later, Pawel Relowicz, of Raglan Street, Hull, was arrested and questioned on suspicion of abduction. He remains a person of interest, police have said.

He appeared before magistrates charged with a number of offences unrelated to Miss Squire’s disappearance and has since been remanded in custody.

Detective Superintendent Smalley added: "We will provide updates as and when we can as to the progress of the investigation, which has been continuous since Libby's disappearance and remains ongoing.

"Our priority is to support Libby's family and give them the answers they desperately need."

Professor Susan Lea, vice-chancellor at the University of Hull, said: "As a close-knit University community of staff and students, we are all absolutely devastated by the loss of our student, Libby Squire.

"Our hearts go out to Libby's family and friends at this incredibly difficult time and we will continue to give them our full support."