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Woods searched in hunt for Libby Squire


POLICE hunting for missing student Libby Squire yesterday combed the undergrowth at a playing field near where she was last seen.

Officers raked through long grass in woodland 500 yards from where the Hull University student, 21, was spotted after getting out of a taxi near her home last Thursday.

She was filmed ten minutes later by a security camera near a bench where a motorist stopped to offer her help. Sniffer dogs have searched the property in the city where Libby, from High Wycombe, lived after divers checked waterways.

Officers have also searched the River Hull, and a police helicopter has been used. Libby’s parents, Lisa and Russell Squire, who have joined 200 students in a march in her honour, yesterday thanked everyone for helping trying to find her.

The couple said Libby, who is one of four siblings, ‘is a very sociable person and has a really close group of friends stretching back to primary school. She remains close to them even after moving to Hull’.

They went on: ‘Libby fell in love with the city. She accepted an offer at the university before even visiting as she was so sure she would be happy here.’