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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.


Hull one of 'best cities' for renting to students

The university cities of Hull, Glasgow and Manchester have been named as the country's top buy-to-let hot spots for landlords looking to invest in student properties.

Relatively low house prices in Glasgow combined with an average rent of more than £1,000 a month on a typical four-bedroom student property mean that landlords there can expect the best rental yields in the UK at around 4.95% according to a new study.

Zoopla's findings were for made for gross yields, before the deduction of tax and expenses. Hull had the second best rental yield at 4.80%, followed by Manchester at 4.59%.

Counselling offered to friends of dead climber

Leeds University are offering counselling to students affected by the death of a climber in the highlands of Scotland.

Graham Connell from Castleford was with a party of 35 climbers from the university, when the tragedy happened in the Cairngorms at the weekend.

We are sorry to learn of the death of one of our former students and our thoughts are with his family and friends. We are working with Leeds University Union and our counselling services to offer support to students who have been affected by this tragedy.

– Leeds University statement


Dead climber was 'wonderful teacher'

Former colleagues of a teacher from Castleford whose body was found after a climbing accident in the highlands of Scotland have described him as a "wonderful" teacher.

Graham Connell was with a party of 35 climbers from Leeds University, when the tragedy happened in the Cairngorms at the weekend.

Graham Connell was a wonderful member of staff who made a phenomenal contribution to Drama, Music and Dance productions over many years at Ralph Thoresby School. He will be greatly missed by staff and students and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

– Ralph Thoresby School statement
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Police name dead Cairngorms hillwalker

The hillwalker found dead after five others were rescued in the Scottish Highlands has been named by police.

The body of Graham Connell, 31, from the Castleford area of Yorkshire, was found at the Jacob's Ladder area of the Cairngorms.

A report will now be submitted to Procurator Fiscal.

Braemar Mountain Rescue Team located five of the walkers, uninjured, on a hill near Carn Tarsuinn on Monday.

Read: More on the Scottish Highlands hillwalkers.

Cairngorms search: body found

Police searching for six walkers, believed to be students from Leeds and missing in the Cairngorms, have recovered a man's body. There has been no formal identification, however police say there are currently no other outstanding missing people in the area.

Five of the missing walkers were been found safe and uninjured on a hill near Carn Tarsuinn by Braemar Mountain Rescue Team at around 12:10pm today. They were taken by helicopter to the Aviemore area. Shortly afterwards the body of a male was recovered in the Jacob's Ladder area of the Cairngorms.

No further details will be issued until all next of kin have been informed. Police inquiries into the incident are continuing. The walkers were part of a large group of 35 people who were visiting the Highlands. They are either from or connected to Leeds University.

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