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Libby Squire murder suspect released on bail

Libby Squire
Libby Squire, 21, went missing February earlier this year (Picture: Rex)

A man arrested on suspicion of murdering Hull University student Libby Squire has been released under investigation.

Miss Squire, 21, disappeared after a night out in February earlier this year, sparking a large-scale search that involved hundreds of police officers and members of the public.

Her body was found seven weeks later in the Humber Estuary, near the Grimsby docks, on March 20.

This week, Humberside Police announced a man, 25, had been arrested on suspicion of murdering the philosophy student, originally from High Wycombe.

However, the suspect has now been released under investigation while ‘further inquiries continue’.

Rex Features Ltd. do not claim any Copyright or License of the attached image Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (10103834c) Libby Squire Missing student Libby Squire, Hull, UK - 13 Feb 2019
She disappeared after a night out with friends (Picture: Rex)
Rex Features Ltd. do not claim any Copyright or License of the attached image Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (10082196g) Missing university student Libby Squire. Missing student Libby Squire, Hull, UK - 02 Feb 2019 Police searching for missing student Libby Squire have removed lip gloss, a screwdriver and a hammer from close to where she was last spotted.
The student’s body was found in Humber Estuary (Picture: Rex)

Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley said: ‘Proceedings are active and I would remind people to please refrain from any speculation, as the investigation is very much live and continuing.

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‘There are further inquiries still being carried out and there are constant investigative developments and procedures that are ongoing.

‘The majority of the additional analysis stage is now complete, with a small number still pending final results.

‘A file is being prepared for the Crown Prosecution Service as the investigation progresses.’

He added: “My heartfelt thanks go out to Libby’s parents for their continued understanding and patience.

Rex Features Ltd. do not claim any Copyright or License of the attached image Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (10081345d) Libby Squire, 21, a student at the University of Hull, who is missing after she was last seen on Thursday night after she was refused entry to a nightclub. Missing student Libby Squire, Hull, UK - 02 Feb 2019 Libby Squire, 21, a student at the University of Hull, who is missing after she was last seen on Thursday night after she was refused entry to a nightclub. Libby was reported missing after leaving the Welly club in Hull at around 11pm and getting into a taxi. She had been turned away from entering the club because door staff considered her too drunk.
She was last seen on a bench at 12.09am (Picture: Rex)

‘They have been kept informed of all the developments in the investigation and they will always maintain our support.’

Miss Squire was reported missing on February 1, following a night out in the Hull city centre.

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She was denied entry to a club and took a taxi home, but was later spotted sitting on a bench near Haworth Street at 12.09am.

Police have not released any information surrounding her cause of death.

Miss Squire’s mum Lisa shared an emotional Facebook post thanking her eldest child for ‘making me a mummy’ after her body was found.

Floral tributes and messages left on the bench where university student Libby Squire was last seen alive, in Hull Yorkshire, after her body was found in the Humber Estuary.
Flowers have been left at the site where she was last seen (Picture: PA Wire)
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She wrote: My baby girl is gone. Gone forever. No more birthdays with us. No more Christmas days with us. No more family time all together.

‘No family should have to endure that. No sisters should have that special girl they have known for all their time on this earth taken from her.

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‘No 11-year-old brother should have his idol taken from him. No dad should have his first born little girl, his princess, taken from him.

‘No grandparent should lose their first born grandchild child. No aunt and uncle lose their first born niece. No mother should have to watch her family go through all of that.’

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