Police investigating Libby Squire disappearance given more time to question suspect

Police investigating Libby Squire disappearance given more time to question suspect

Police investigating the disappearance of university student Libby Squire have been given more time to question a 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of her abduction.

Miss Squire, 21, was reported missing in Hull more than a week ago and an intensive search has been mounted by police and volunteers since then.

The man was arrested on Wednesday night at a house on Raglan Street, about half a mile from Miss Squire’s home.

Humberside Police said they have been granted another 24 hours to question the man.

A force spokesman said: “A further extension has been granted by the courts for officers to question a man arrested in connection with the disappearance of Hull student Libby Squire.

“The extension allows officer to continue to question the 24-year-old until 9pm tomorrow, Sunday February 10.”

Police continued to search for the University of Hull student on Saturday, with officers using sticks and cameras to scour gardens and alleyways in the area around her home on Wellesley Avenue.

The force also unveiled digital missing posters, featuring pictures of Miss Squire and an appeal for information, in the city centre.

Detectives said they were still treating her disappearance as a missing persons investigation.

Detective Superintendent Matthew Hutchinson said: “I can confirm that the court has granted us a further 24 hours to question the man.

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