Fears grow for missing Hull University student, 21, last seen at 11pm after ...

The 'broken' mother of a missing 21-year-old student who was last seen in Hull on Thursday night is desperately pleading for her return.

Today, police have identified and have spoken to a man who talked to the woman by roadside before she went missing in Hull.

Libby Squire was last seen on Thursday, January 31, after leaving the Welly Club in  Beverley Road, Hull

Libby Squire was last seen on Thursday, January 31, after leaving the Welly Club in  Beverley Road, Hull

Libby Squire was seen getting into a taxi in Beverley Road in the city at around 11pm on Thursday, January 31, after leaving the Welly Club.

She was later spotted talking to a male motorist with 'long grey hair and a grey beard' who a passer-by described as 'helping her'.

It has now emerged that the man has been in touch with the police and 'really helped out' during their investigation, Mirror Online reported.

Lisa Squire, the student's mother, made a heartbreaking plea on Facebook for her daughter to be found.

She wrote she is 'broken' without her. 

'I'm broken without my Pie,' she wrote.

'Libby Squire come home.'

Police are still trying to piece together Mr Squire's last movements on the night she went missing, but her disappearance has prompted a widespread search of the city, following a desperate appeal from her friend.

Lisa Squire, the mother of missing Libby Squire, posted a message on Facebook pleading for her daughter to come back home

Lisa Squire, the mother of missing Libby Squire, posted a message on Facebook pleading for her daughter to come back home

At about 11.45pm, the student was seen near the junction between Haworth Street and Beresford Avenue by a motorist who got out of the car to help her.

From there, Ms Squire, who is understood to be a philosophy student at the University of Hull, could have walked in either direction.

Over 70 officers have been desperately looking for the woman over the past two days but they have not located her yet. 

Humberside Fire and Rescue searched the frozen pond on Oak Road Playing Field today

Humberside Fire and Rescue searched the frozen pond on Oak Road Playing Field today

Reports said rescue teams were seen cracking the ice on the lake and searching reeds

Reports said rescue teams were seen cracking the ice on the lake and searching reeds

The police search was launched on Friday evening and officers are inspecting the local areas

The police search was launched on Friday evening and officers are inspecting the local areas

Police continue door-to-door enquiries in Haworth Street, Hull

Police continue door-to-door enquiries in Haworth Street, Hull

This morning, Humberside Fire and Rescue searched the pond on Oak Road Playing Field, which is frozen at the moment.

Hull Live reported that the fire team were cracking the ice on the pond and were searching reeds. 

Police launched a search on Friday evening, with officers inspecting the area around Beverley Road, Cottingham Road and Haworth Street. 

During a press conference at Clough Road Police Station, Detective Superintendent Simon Gawthorpe updated the public on the status of the search. 

'Over 70 officers have been out searching overnight, speaking to her friends, visiting pubs and clubs in the area,' he said.

'Despite these efforts, we have not still located Libby and, as you can understand, we are extremely concerned for her welfare. 

Detective Superintendent Simon Gawthorpe, who is leading the search for missing Libby Squire, spoke to the media during a press conference earlier today

Detective Superintendent Simon Gawthorpe, who is leading the search for missing Libby Squire, spoke to the media during a press conference earlier today

Libby Squire, who is understood to be a philosophy student at the University of Hull (pointed out at the top) was seen getting into a taxi on Beverley Road at about 11pm on Thursday, January 31. She was later seen in Beresford Avenue at about 11.45pm by a motorist who got out of the car to help her

Libby Squire, who is understood to be a philosophy student at the University of Hull (pointed out at the top) was seen getting into a taxi on Beverley Road at about 11pm on Thursday, January 31. She was later seen in Beresford Avenue at about 11.45pm by a motorist who got out of the car to help her

'I want to thank everyone for their messages and concern, for sharing information about Libby and those living in the area who have been checking their gardens, porches and sheds to try and help us locate her.' 

Mr Gawthorpe said police think Ms Squire got off the taxi a short time after getting into it near to her home address in Wellesley Avenue in Hull.

After she was seen, the student could have walked in either direction.

He added: 'Officers are out again today searching and we really hope that we will find Libby safe and well.' 

'People have asked what they can do to help,' he said.

'We continue to ask those living in the area to check their gardens and outbuildings in case Libby has taken shelter and if anyone was driving around the area between 11pm on Thursday and 3am on Friday with dashcam footage please come forward by contacting 101.'

The man who helped Ms Squire is believed to be driving a silver Citroen car, possibly a Xsara or Picasso model at the time.

Fears are growing for the missing woman

Rachal Christii describes Libby Squire as her 'oldest & best friend'

Libby Squire pictured with her best friend Rachel Christii, who is asking for help to track her 

Police believe he could have been travelling with a passenger in the car. 

Ms Squire is described as 5ft 7ins tall with shoulder-length brown hair.

When she was last seen, she was wearing a black long sleeved top, leather jacket and black denim skirt with lace. 

Police launched a search on Friday evening. Officers were inspecting the area around Beverley Road, Cottingham Road and Haworth Street

Police launched a search on Friday evening. Officers were inspecting the area around Beverley Road, Cottingham Road and Haworth Street

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