Crime & Policing

Police charge man with the rape and murder of Libby Squire

Humberside Police has today confirmed that 25 year-old Pawel Relowicz has been charged with the rape and murder of 21-year-old University of Hull student Libby Squire.

In consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, a charging decision has been reached in connection to the Libby Squire investigation.

Humberside Police’s Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley, said: “Pawel Relowicz, 25, has been charged with the rape and murder of 21-year-old Libby Squire in February this year.

“Libby was reported missing in the early hours of Friday 1 February this year after a night out in Hull with friends.

“Sadly, Libby’s body was recovered from the Humber Estuary just over six weeks later on Wednesday 20th March.

Libby was reported missing in the early hours of Friday 1 February this year after a night out in Hull with friends

“My heartfelt thanks go out to Libby’s parents for their continued understanding and patience throughout the investigative process.

“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.”

Libby was last seen alive on CCTV on Beverley Road, close to the junction with Haworth Street at in the early hours of Friday 1 February 2019.

Professor Susan Lea, University of Hull Vice-Chancellor, said: “My thoughts, and those of my colleagues and our students, are with Libby’s family and friends at this time.

“Libby was and always will be part of our community, which is strong and supportive, and we will continue to support our colleagues and students over the forthcoming months.”

Relowicz, formerly of Raglan Street, Hull, was charged this morning with the offences following his arrest in August this year.

He has been remanded until his appearance at Hull Magistrates Court on Wednesday 30 October.

Libby got out of the taxi a short while later near her home address on Wellesley Avenue, but was later seen on CCTV on Beverley Road

Detective Superintendent Simon Gawthorpe said: “There are a number of leads we are following up and I want to offer my thanks to everyone who has come forward with information, your help has been invaluable.


Humberside Police launched a major search for Libby, but sadly, her body was recovered from the Humber Estuary just over six weeks later on Wednesday 20th March.

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