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Humberside Police given extra time to question 24-year-old

Police searching for missing Hull University student Libby Squire have been given extra time to continuing questioning a 24-year-old man.

The man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of abducting the 21-year-old philosophy student.

On Friday, Humberside Police said a senior officer had granted permission for further detention of the man in custody.

A spokeswoman said Miss Squire has still not been found.

We'd like to thank everyone who has helped this week in trying to find Libby.

We have been overwhelmed with people's kindness and support and it's been incredible how all her friends, students at the university, and members of the public have joined together to help us look for her.

– Libby's parents
Libby has been missing since Feb 1st Credit: Humberside Police

She was reported missing from the city in the early hours of February 1st and an intensive search has been mounted by police and volunteers over the last week.

On Thursday night, a week since Miss Squire disappeared, police handed out leaflets and drove a large screen featuring images of the missing student around the city centre.

Police said more than 50 student volunteers had joined their efforts by helping to give out flyers.

The address where the man was arrested is about half a mile from Miss Squire's home.

Officers have said Miss Squire was dropped off in a taxi near her home on Wellesley Avenue at 11.29pm on Thursday January 31 and was seen 10 minutes later on CCTV near a bench on Beverley Road, where a motorist stopped to offer help.

She is believed to have been in this area until about 12.09am on Friday.

Police said the taxi driver and motorist have been spoken to and are not suspects.

Police have been given extra time to question a 24 year old Credit: Humberside Police


Missing Libby Squire: Search for missing student continues into sixth day

Searches for a missing Libby Squire are continuing after police said they are "extremely concerned" for her welfare.

Credit: Humberside Police

The 21-year-old was reported missing in Hull. She was last seen getting into a taxi at around 11pm on Thursday 31 January.

Libby, a student at the University of Hull, has not been seen since disappearing late on Thursday night, and emergency services, as well as a group of fellow students and friends, have been searching for her.

Her family have said her disappearance is "very out of character", adding that she is "a very thoughtful and caring young woman who puts others before herself".

Police continue the search in Oak Road pond and Oak Road playing fields, near her house.


Police search for missing 13-year-old

Have you seen missing Joseph? Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police are appealing for information to help trace a teenager who has been missing since January 28.

Joseph Schofield, 13, was last seen on Westfield Lane in Scholes. He had been reported missing from his home in the Moorlands Road area of Birkenshaw earlier that day.

Joseph is described as slim, 5ft 7in tall, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He is possibly wearing a black Under Armour tracksuit, with black trainers and a blue/grey coat. Officers say they and his family are concerned for his welfare.

Anyone with information or who has seen Joseph is asked to call police via 101 quoting log 338 of January 28

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