Libby Squire trial latest LIVE – Pawel Relowicz, 26, raped and murdered Hull Uni student after years of abusing women

A MARRIED serial sex offender has been found guilty of raping, murdering and dumping student Libby Squire in a freezing river.

Pawel Relowicz, 26, had been looking for a victim when he came across the "extremely vulnerable" student, 21 on March 20, 2019..

After forcing Libby in his car, the dad-of-two drove her to remote playing fields where he raped her. He then dumped her in the river Hull, possibly while she was still dying.

Jurors today saw through his deception and convicted him of rape and murder at Sheffield Crown Court after 27 hours and 55 minutes of deliberation.

They'd previously heard how Relowicz had committed a string of offences against women prior to the killing.

Follow our live blog below for the very latest news and updates on the Libby Squire trial.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CONTINUED

    "The main bay window had a net curtain on it but I could see him quite clearly because he had stuck his head through the open top window above the main bay window.

    "He had pulled back the main curtains and had one hand on the top window while he was doing something else with his other hand at waist level.

    "From where he was, I guessed he must be standing on the outside window ledge. He leaned his head forward and I was just in shock. I just thought, 'My God, what the hell is happening?'

    "He made proper eye contact with me for what seemed like ages but, with hindsight, was probably only for a few seconds but it was long enough. He seemed to be getting off on just staring straight at me."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'A MAN WAS STANDING THERE' – ONE VICTIM'S HARROWING ACCOUNT

    One victim told how she caught the sick pervert peering through her bedroom window in July 2017 as she had sex with her then boyfriend.

    Relowicz stood still and held her stare for several moments before finally fleeing when her boyfriend spotted him. The university student said: "It was quite warm that July and the top window of the bay was open but the curtains were closed.

    "I remember looking up while we having sex because the room seemed much lighter than it had been. It took me a few seconds to process things because I was sure we had drawn the curtains.

    "Then I looked towards the window and saw a shadow. It was then that I realised a man was standing there."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    SOMETHING WAS 'SERIOUSLY WRONG' WHEN STUDENT VANISHED SAYS MUM

    Mum Lisa Squire told the court how she knew something was "seriously wrong" when her daughter first vanished.

    Tragically, she had only dropped Libby back at Hull University just days before her brutal death.

    The nurse, from High Wycombe, Bucks, said: "I knew something wasn’t right and told her friend to call the taxi company, they had been to her favourite taxi companies and they had contacted the police.

    "We made the decision not to panic and go straight to Hull as she could have gone to another friend’s house. I knew she had a lecture that day and would never miss a lecture so if she didn’t go to that something would be seriously wrong.

    "We travelled to Hull and knew something serious had happened. It was not in her character and she was not answering her texts or calls. She was planning her future and was in the best place in her life she had ever been."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    HUGE SEARCH CONDUCTED AFTER STUDENT WENT MISSING

    Two days later, on February 3 (2019), a used condom containing DNA matching Relowicz was discovered in the area.

    A huge search was mounted after Libby disappeared with cops searching ponds, bins and gardens in a desperate bid to find the student.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'EXTREMELY VULNERABLE'

    She was later seen by passers-by "obviously drunk" and "sobbing" – including two men who spotted the student lying in the snow at the side of the road.

    The bystanders tried to help her but were unable to understand what she was saying and she became verbally aggressive so they drove away.

    A group of students who heard Libby crying outside their house let her in but she left, saying she wanted to go home.

    She was likely hypothermic, "extremely vulnerable" and wasn't dressed for the weather as she stumbled through the snow-covered streets.

    At this point, Relowicz was lurking in the shadows watching the student's final movements as he prepared to pounce.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    FINAL MOMENTS

    The student had been drinking with friends and appeared "in good spirits" before the group headed to the nightclub in the city centre at around 11pm.

    CCTV showed Libby stumbling with her pals as they walked through the snow to the club.

    Once there, security staff on the door refused to let her in because she appeared to be drunk so she told her friends she would walk home instead.

    But her pals put her in a taxi, which dropped Libby off close to her home, but tragically she "walked away from the safety of her front door".

    Toxicology tests later revealed she was two-and-a-half times the drink-drive limit when she died.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CONTINUED

    He carried out his first offence in July 23, 2017, when he watched a student having sex with her boyfriend.

    After poking his head through a window, she was horrified to discover a condom "calling card" left outside her door.

    The creep then embarked on an 18-month reign of terror leading up to Libby's death as he carried out sordid acts that left girls scared to go out alone.

    Chillingly, Relowicz would even target women in the safety of their own homes and stare through their windows as they got changed – often not breaking his gaze even when caught.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    REIGN OF TERROR – REVEALED

    From the outside, Libby Squire murderer Pawel Relowicz was a dedicated family man with a stunning wife and two adorable children.

    But lurking beneath his loving exterior was a secret Peeping Tom who brought fear on those living in Hull.

    The 26-year-old would lurk in the shadows and perform perverted sex acts on himself just metres from young students.

    Relowicz, whose own barrister described him as "disgusting", also violated people's home and stole intimate items – including underwear and sex toys.

    The fiend even watched unwitting women undress and perv on them as they had sex to indulge his "deviant" sexual fantasies.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    PICTURED

    Libby's last moments were captured on CCTV including the night before when Relowicz was seen "stalking" the student before he "intercepted" her.

    Jurors were told he could be seen 'stalking' the student
    Libby is seen walking to the nightclub
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    CONTINUED – FEBRUARY 1, 2019

    They interact outside the Endsleigh Centre and entered the grounds before walking back to the car at the end of Haworth Street. Relowicz drives off from Haworth Street at 12.08am with Libby in the car. They arrive at Oak Road playing fields at 12.11am

    A man living in the house at the entrance to the playing fields wakes at 12.14am and "after a period that he thought was a couple of minutes" hears a woman screaming in the park. The man then sees a young man running from the park "perhaps a few minutes after the last scream". At 12.19am, CCTV captures Relowicz's indicators flashing as he unlocks his car

    Relowicz arrives home in Raglan Street at 12.23am. He leaves home again at 2.22amand drives back to Oak Road playing fields, arriving at 2.25am. He stays for a little over four minutes. Relowicz then drives around, arriving in Alexandra Road at 2.51am, walking over Newlands Avenue and performing a sex act in the street.

    He arrives back at Raglan Street but walks back to Newland Avenue where he is captured "walking up and down the road in that area for no apparent reason and exhibiting some strange behaviour". The prosecution say Relowicz raped and murdered Miss Squire at Oak Road playing fields after arriving at 12.11am. They say he put her dead or dying into the River Hull, which runs along the north east of the park. They say this could have been at the 12.11am visit or the later one at 2.25am.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    LIBBY'S LAST MOVEMENTS – JANUARY 31, 2019

    Libby leaves her student home at Wellesley Avenue with friends at about 8.30pm and they walked to another student house on Cromer Street together. The group leave at about 11pm to walk to The Welly nightclub, at the junction of Wellington Lane and Beverley Road, where they arrive at 11.20pm Libby is refused entry to The Welly and is put in a taxi by her friends just before 11.30pm

    The taxi drops her in Wellesley Avenue but she does not go home. She instead walks towards Beverley Road where she falls over in the street. Libby enters another house on Wellesley Avenue after the occupants heard her crying. She says she wants to go home but sets off towards Beverley Road, dropping her keys outside the house she left.

    She is then approached by a woman who tried to help her outside the former convent at the Endsleigh Centre, on Beverley Road. Two men try to help Libby as she lays in the snow near the junction of Haworth Road and Beverley Road. They were there from 11.40pm to 11.49pm

    Another woman steps in to help as she sits on the floor near a bus stop close to the same junction. A supermarket manager spots her in the same location. Relowicz's Vauxhall Astra arrives at the end of Haworth Street at 11.57pm. The defendant gets out of the car, crosses the road to Beresford Avenue and tracks Libby as she walks back up Beverley Road.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    MOMENT OF SENTENCING

    Relowicz, who showed no emotion when the verdict was read out, was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing tomorrow.

    Libby's heartbroken parents held hands and cried from the public gallery ahead of their daughter's killer being convicted.

    During the trial, the court was told Relowicz was a convicted pervert who was described as a "disgusting" Peeping Tom who "violated intimate moments" by his own lawyer.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    BUTCHER SPAN WEB OF LIES TO DENY MURDER

    Monster Relowicz began spinning a web of lies in a callous attempt to dupe police – including claiming he had consensual sex with Libby.

    But jurors today saw through his deception and convicted him of rape and murder at Sheffield Crown Court after 27 hours and 55 minutes of deliberation.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    DETAILS FROM THE TRIAL

    After forcing Libby in his car, the dad-of-two drove her to remote playing fields where he raped her before dumping her dead or dying in the river Hull.

    She was discovered six weeks later on March 20, 2019, in the Humber estuary by a fishing boat – a gold necklace bearing the letter 'L' still hanging around her neck.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    BREAKING

    A married butcher has today been found guilty of raping, murdering and dumping tragic Libby Squire in a freezing river.

    Pawel Relowicz, 26, was prowling the streets looking for a victim when he came across the "extremely vulnerable" student, 21.

  • John Hall

    WARPED MIND

    Relowicz also watched them through their windows as they changed or had sex and swiped underwear and sex toys from women's homes as "trophies".

    His last offence occurred just days before Libby went missing in 2019.

    Sickeningly, the married dad-of-two admitted he had a "fetish" and was looking for "easy sex" on the night Libby vanished.

    In a cruel twist of fate, it was then he saw Libby – "intercepting" her as she walked the freezing streets of Hull moments from her home.

  • John Hall

    PAST OFFENCES

    During the trial, the court was told Relowicz was a convicted pervert who was described as a "disgusting" Peeping Tom who "violated intimate moments" by his own lawyer.

    The fiend previously pleaded guilty to nine sexually motivated offences including voyeurism, outraging public decency and burglary.

    He had exposed himself to women and performed sex acts on himself in the street in the year leading up to Libby's death.

  • John Hall

    NO EMOTION

    The conviction comes just over two years after philosophy and religion student Libby vanished in Hull on February 1, 2019.

    Relowicz, who showed no emotion when the verdict was read out, was remanded in custody ahead of sentencing tomorrow.

  • John Hall

    EVIL KILLER

    Monster Relowicz span a web of lies in a callous attempt to dupe police – including claiming he had consensual sex with Libby.

    But jurors today saw through his deception and convicted him of rape and murder at Sheffield Crown Court after 27 hours and 55 minutes of deliberation.

  • John Hall

    GRIM FIND

    After forcing Libby in his car, the dad-of-two drove her to remote playing fields where he raped her before dumping her dead or dying in the river Hull.

    She was discovered six weeks later on March 20, 2019, in the Humber estuary by a fishing boat – a gold necklace bearing the letter 'L' still hanging around her neck.

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