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Man, 25, charged with rape and murder of student Libby Squire

Man, 25, charged with rape and murder of Hull University student Libby Squire
Pawel Relowicz will seem in courtroom later this month charged with Libby Squire’s rape and murder (Picture: PA)

A Polish butcher has been charged with the rape and murder of student Libby Squire.

Pawel Relowicz, 25, will seem on the Hull Magistrates’ on October 30.

Ms Squire, 21, disappeared after an evening out in February earlier this 12 months, sparking a large-scale search that concerned lots of of law enforcement officials and members of the general public.

The Hull University student’s physique was discovered seven weeks later within the Humber Estuary, close to the Grimsby docks, on March 20.

Police haven’t revealed how she died.

CPS Chief Crown Prosecutor Gerry Wareham mentioned: ‘Following the dying of Libby Squire in Hull on February 1, the Crown Prosecution Service has at this time authorised Humberside Police to cost Pawel Relowicz, 25, with rape and murder.

‘Libby’s household have been knowledgeable.

Undated family handout file photo issued by Humberside Police of Libby Squire. Humberside Police have been given authorisation to charge Pawel Relowicz, 25, with the rape and murder of the Hull University student, the Crown Prosecution Service said. PA Photo. Issue date: Thursday October 24, 2019. See PA story POLICE Hull. Photo credit should read: Humberside Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Libby disappeared after an evening out in February earlier this 12 months (Picture: PA)
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout photo issued by Humberside Police of Polish butcher Pawel Relowicz, 25, of Raglan Street, Hull, who has been warned he faces a prison sentence of "some substance" at Sheffield Crown Court, after admitting a campaign of crude offences against women. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday August 16, 2019. Prosecutors described how the Polish national, who has been living in the UK for seven years, acted in an "odd and worrying" manner when he committed offences of voyeurism, burglary and outraging public decency in Hull over a 19-month period. A judge was told the defendant's bizarre acts included pleasuring himself in public, spying on women in compromising positions and stealing sexual items from properties. See PA story COURTS Hull. Photo credit should read: Humberside Police/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
The CPS has authorised Humberside Police to cost Polish butcher Pawel Relowicz, 25, with her rape and murder (Picture: PA)

‘This determination was made following a cautious evaluation of all of the proof introduced to us by Humberside Police consequently of their prolonged and complicated investigation.

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‘Criminal proceedings in opposition to Mr Relowicz at the moment are energetic and he has a proper to a good trial.

‘It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.’

Libby’s funeral befell at a church in a village near her hometown of High Wycombe, Bucks, on October 3.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley, mentioned: ‘My heartfelt thanks go out to Libby’s mother and father for his or her continued understanding and endurance all through the investigative course of.

‘They have been updated on all of the developments in the investigation and we will continue to support them moving forward and throughout the court proceedings.’

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