Officers enter property in Hull where a man was previously arrested on suspicion of abducting Squire
The parents of missing university student Libby Squire have attended a prayer vigil, as the search for their daughter continues.
Squire, 21, has not been seen since over a week ago. Sunday marks 10 days since officers started looking for her.
Lisa Squire and her husband, Russ, had previously made emotional pleas for information about their daughter’s disappearance.
On Sunday officers entered a property in Hull, where a 24-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night on suspicion of abducting the missing student. Police could be seen leaving the property with evidence bags, and they also used a camera to search the drains of the terraced house.
Humberside police announced on Saturday evening that they had been granted another 24 hours to question the arrested man. The extension allows detectives to interview him until 9pm on Sunday.
Officers have searched gardens and alleyways around Squire’s home, and have repeatedly looked around the nearby Oak Road playing fields.
Large digital posters displaying her face have also been placed around Hull city centre, and university students have been assisting police with their searches.
According to police, Squire was seen taking a taxi from a nightclub on the evening of 31 January. Officers said she was dropped off near her home at about 11.29pm, and was then seen near a bench on Beverley Road about 10 minutes later.
It is understood police are examining CCTV footage, obtained by ITV News, that shows a man getting in and out of a car minutes after the last sighting of the student, who is originally from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
In the video, the unidentified man is seen opening the front passenger door and moving around, before getting behind the wheel and driving away at about 12.09am on 1 February.
Det Supt Matthew Hutchinson said on Saturday: “We are still treating Libby’s disappearance as a missing persons inquiry. I have said previously that we are keeping an open mind as to her whereabouts and that is still very much the case.
“Our number-one priority is to find Libby Squire and we are still conducting extensive searches and appealing for any information from the public.”