Search continues for missing student Libby Squire

A search is continuing for missing student Libby Squire as police patrolled the area she disappeared from a week ago.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of abducting the Hull University student.

Humberside Police said the man was arrested at an address in Raglan Street in the city.

A spokeswoman said 21-year-old Miss Squire had still not been found.

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

On Thursday night, a week since Ms 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.

On Wednesday, Miss Squire's parents Lisa and Russ issued a statement which said: "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."

Humberside Police said Mr and Mrs Squire, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, had met their daughter's friends and university staff.

In their statement, the couple said Miss Squire – whose full name is Liberty Anna – has two younger sisters and a younger brother, who all live in High Wycombe.

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Police officers remove items from a property on Raglan Street in Hull in connection with the disappearance of 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in the city since February 1st. Investigators have been given more time to question a 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of her abduction on Wednesday. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Staff and students gather at the University of Hull in solidarity and support of student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in the city since early on Friday.
A police car in Raglan Street in Hull, after officers searching for 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who went missing from her home in the city since early Friday, arrested a 24-year-old man.
Raglan Street in Hull, after officers searching for 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who went missing from her home in the city since early Friday, arrested a 24-year-old man.
Raglan Street in Hull, after officers searching for 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who went missing from her home in the city since early Friday, arrested a 24-year-old man.
President of University of Hull Students' Union Osaro Otabo (left) and Vice-Chancellor of the university Professor Susan Lea as they address students and staff gathered in solidarity and support of student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in the city since early on Friday.
Staff and students gather at the University of Hull in solidarity and support of student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in the city since early on Friday.
A police officer with a dog conducts a search on Wellesley Avenue in Hull as they investigate the disappearance of 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in the city since early on Friday.
Police search Oak Road Pond in Hull as they investigate the disappearance of 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in the city since early on Friday.
Police search Oak Road Pond in Hull as they investigate the disappearance of 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in the city since early on Friday.
Police search drains on Heathcote Street in Hull as they investigate the disappearance of 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in the city since early on Friday.
Chief Superintendent Phil Ward reads a statement abot 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who has been missing from her home in Hull since early on Friday.
Police outside the home of 21-year-old student Libby Squire in Hull who has been missing since early on Friday, as her parents have made an emotional appeal or help in finding her.
Police search for missing 21-year-old student Libby Squire, on the Beverley and Barmston Drain after she went missing from her home in Hull since early on Friday.
Police search for missing 21-year-old student Libby Squire, on the Beverley and Barmston Drain after she went missing from her home in Hull since early on Friday.
Police investigating the disappearance of 21-year-old Libby Squire carry out searches in Wellesley Avenue in Hull.
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A forensic investigator at a house in Raglan Street, Hull, after officers searching for 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who went missing from her home in the city since early Friday, arrested a 24-year-old man.
Police at Oak Road playing fields in Hull during the search for 21-year-old student Libby Squire, who went missing from her home in the city since early Friday.
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