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Police reveal missing Libby's clothing as detective considers possibility she "may have come to some harm"

Libby Squire was last seen in a black denim skirt, faux leather jacket, and distinctive trainers Credit: Humberside Police

An image of a black faux leather jacket is among those released today by detectives investigating the disappearance of University of Hull student Libby Squire.

Faux leather jacket Credit: Humberside Police

It is thought to be a replica of the jacket Libby Squire was wearing when she was last seen, exactly two weeks ago today.

Police say Libby’s mum and friends helped officers identify some of the items Libby chose to wear that night and where they were from, to help with the investigation.

Another item is a black denim skirt, with distinctive side lacing.

Black denim skirt Credit: Humberside Police

Some of the clothes have formed part of the investigation to assist with CCTV footage in identifying Libby’s movements. Police say the replicas were donated by TopShop.

Detectives leading the case have described the public's support as "overwhelming", though one admitted that "we have to consider" the possibility she may have come to harm.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley, said: “My thanks go out to everyone who has been involved and who has provided help or assistance.

“While we do continue to be hopeful and we will always keep an open mind, Libby has been missing for 14 days now and we sadly have to consider she may have come to some harm.

  • Det Supt Martin Smalley

“Over the last two weeks, our enquiries into Libby’s disappearance have continued around the clock with detectives and officers working night and day to find her and to understand what happened that night.

“We are continuing to support Libby’s family through this incredibly difficult and distressing time. They are understandably distraught not knowing where their daughter and loved one is, and we will endeavour to give them the answers they desperately need.

“We are determined and we will do all we can to find Libby – she is our priority."

– Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley

The detective insisted that although "more work is now taking place behind-the-scenes rather than in public view" it does not mean the investigation is slowing or coming to an end.

Police released this picture of Libby Squire yesterday Credit: Humberside Police

The last sighting of Libby is believed to be around 12.05am on Beverley Road at the junction with Haworth Street on February 1, where she was wearing a black denim skirt and faux leather jacket as pictured and distinctive trainers.

Black and white trainers, like those Libby was wearing in her last known sighting Credit: Humberside Police

If you can help, call 101 quoting log number 163 of 6 February 2019.

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