Libby Squire death

Libby Squire: Police investigation 'moving along swiftly'

The investigation into the death of Hull student Libby Squire is "moving along very swiftly," the Chief Constable of Humberside Police has said.

Libby Squire
Squire family

The 21-year-old's body was found in the Humber estuary on 20 March seven weeks after she was last seen on a night out on 1 February. Her death is being treated as "a potential homicide".

Chief Constable Lee Freeman said: "We're working very, very closely with Libby's family, they're the first to hear about any updates.

"We have a really high number of investigators and detectives still on that case and things are moving along very swiftly."

Libby Squire: Hull university overwhelmed by donations

The University of Hull has thanked people for donating to a memorial fund started after the death of Libby Squire.

Libby Squire
BBC

More than £3,400 has been donated so far and, writing on Twitter, the university said people's "kindness has been overwhelming".

It said: "As a student, Libby took our city and our university into her heart, and we've all been deeply affected by her loss."

The funds will be used to offer an annual Libby's Prize in memory of the 21-year-old philosophy student, whose body was found last month after she disappeared while on a night out in January.

Libby Squire: Tribute at derelict home graffiti project

A tribute to Libby Squire has been painted on a derelict home on Hull's Preston Road, where graffiti has been permitted on a series of condemned buildings.

Graffiti tribute to Libby Squire
Spray Creative

The painting, which features the word Libby and a hand holding a red rose, is first piece to appear ahead of an event in the area this weekend.

Local art collective Spray Creative are behind the tribute to the 21-year-old who was found dead last month after disappearing after a night out earlier this year.

Writing on Twitter Spray Creative said: "The first piece to be painted had to be something special, this one is for you Libby."

Graffiti tribute to Libby Squire
Spray Creative

Hull City Council has allowed graffiti artists to paint boarded up houses awaiting demolition on the Preston Road estate and the fire service say it's led to a drop in anti-social behaviour.

Libby Squire: Community prize established

The University of Hull will give a prize celebrating community spirit and friendship in memory of student Libby Squire.

Libby Squire
Humberside Police

The Libby Squire Recognition Award was set up after alumni raised more than £1,500 in memory of the philosophy student, who was found dead last month after going missing earlier this year.

The award, which will be known locally as Libby's Prize, will be given "to recognise those who have gone above and beyond in the name of community spirit and friendship".

The prize, set up after "the university family united during these last few dark months," will be awarded for the first time in July 2020, when the 21-year-old would have graduated.

It is hoped enough money will be raised to offer a £300 prize annually for 21 years, "an award to celebrate every year of Libby’s life".

Any extra money raised will go towards "the creation of a quiet, reflective space on campus that will support our students, staff, alumni and friends".

University to start academic fund to remember Libby Squire

The University of Hull is to set up an academic fund in memory of Libby Squire whose body was found last month.

Libby Squire
Humberside Police

The body of the 21-year-old philosophy student was found in the Humber estuary after going missing earlier this year.

At the weekend floral tributes were turned into potpourri after her family asked they did not go to waste.

Libby Squire: Flowers being removed for potpourri tribute

Flowers left next to the bench where Hull student Libby Squire was last seen are being removed today to be made into potpourri.

Flowers for Libby Squire
BBC

The philosophy student's body was found in the Humber estuary last week, with police treating her death as a "potential homicide".

The scented gifts will be handed out to her friends, family and anyone else attending Hull Community Church on Mother's Day.

Volunteers have all week been donating pots and planters and jam jars for use in the tributes for the 21-year-old who went missing after a night out earlier this year.

Libby Squire: Floral tributes to be made into potpourri

Floral tributes left in memory of Hull student Libby Squire will be turned into potpourri to be given out to family and friends, it's been confirmed.

Libby Squire
Humberside Police

The flowers, which have been left on a bench where the 21-year-old was last seen, will be taken to a church on Mother's Day this coming Sunday so they can be preserved.

Messages and cards left at the site, on Beverley Road near where the philosophy student lived, will also be collected and given to her parents.

Anyone who wants to help turn the petals into gifts is asked to go to Hull Community Church from 11:00 on Sunday.

Miss Squire's body was found in the Humber estuary on Wednesday, seven weeks after she went missing following a night out.

Libby Squire death: Hundreds attend university vigil

Libby Squire's family joined hundreds of people at a vigil at the University of Hull last night.

Students lay flowers at the University of Hull
PA

Miss Squire's body was found in the Humber estuary last week, almost two months after she went missing.

Her death is being treated as a "homicide investigation", according to Humberside Police.

An inquest into Miss Squire's death was opened and adjourned yesterday.