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Family join hundreds to remember Hull student Libby Squire

Hull student Libby Squire Photo: Humberside Police

Libby Squire's family joined staff and students at Hull University to remember the 21-year-old who's body was discovered in the Humber Estuary.

Tributes were read and a minute's silence was held outside the Brynmor Jones Library on the campus. The vice chancellor of the university and the president of the students union addressed the crowds.

Those who attended the event then made the short walk over to a tree at the university, where flowers for Libby were laid.

Hundreds pay their respects at Hull University Credit: ITV Calendar

Earlier, an inquest into Libby's death was opened and the coroner Professor Paul Marks was told how the student was identified by her fingerprints. Police also confirmed they are treating her death as a homicide.

Det Supt Martin Smalley said they were still acquiring pathological and forensic evidence and so were unable to release the body back to the family for burial.

The inquest was adjourned until a future date which is yet to be confirmed.

Libby's family at today's minute's silence Credit: ITV Calendar

Libby, who studied philosophy and was described as a popular student, was found dead in the Humber Estuary last Wednesday afternoon.

She had been missing since the early hours of Friday February 1 following an evening out in Hull, and her disappearance sparked an intensive search.

Flowers for Libby at Hull University Credit: ITV Calendar

Over the weekend, Libby's mother Lisa wrote on social media about her daughters death:

My baby girl is gone. Gone forever. No more birthdays with us. No more Christmas Days with us. No more family time all together.

I cannot thank you enough my darling Pie for making me a mummy. For choosing me to be your mummy. It's an honour, a privilege and a joy. I kept you safe for as long as I could and I am so sorry I could not keep you safe on that night. I'm sorry. I'm so so sorry."

– Libby's mother
Flowers for Libby at the bench near where she was last seen Credit: ITV Calendar

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