CCTV car footage emerges as police quiz man over missing Libby Squire

Police are believed to be examining CCTV footage which shows a man getting in and out of a car minutes after the last sighting of missing Hull University student Libby Squire.

The footage, obtained by ITV news, appears to show a man sitting with his legs out the driver's side door of a parked vehicle in Hull, said by the broadcaster to be close to where the philosophy student is thought to have disappeared.

He leaves the car, and a minute and a half later a man then is seen opening the front passenger side door and moving around before getting behind the wheel and driving away.

CCTV of a man sitting down minutes before missing student Libby Squire was last seen
CCTV of a man sitting down in a car (ITV News)

The clip is said by ITV news to be "a central part" of the investigation into the student's disappearance.

During the footage, thought to run from around a minute past midnight to a few seconds before 12.09am on February 1, a cyclist and car pass the parked vehicle.

It comes as Humberside Police were granted an extra 36 hours to question a a 24-year-old man who was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of abducting Miss Squires.

The 21-year-old was reported missing from the city in the early hours and an intensive search has been mounted by police and volunteers over the last week.

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

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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.

Detective Superintendent Matt Hutchinson said hundreds of hours of CCTV footage had been trawled through by police investigators.

CCTV showing a car being driven away
The CCTV shows a car being driven away (ITV News)

He said: "While we currently have a man in custody and proceedings are active, we are unable to provide any further comment in regards to the nature of any footage so not to prejudice any potential further proceedings.

"Our priority remains to find Libby and support her family during this incredibly distressing time. We continue to keep an open mind and would ask anyone who believes they have information that could assist with the investigation to please make contact with police."

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."

Police officers outside a house on Raglan Street in Hull
Police officers outside a house on Raglan Street in Hull (Henry Clare/PA)

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.

In a statement released on Friday afternoon, Humberside Police said that the force is "still very much treating her disappearance as a missing person's inquiry".

A spokesman also thanked more than 50 volunteers who helped officers searching on Thursday night.

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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)
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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