Libby Squire killer caught in sick ‘sexual offences’ 2 years before murder

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Pawel Relowicz has been found guilty of raping and murdering Libby Squire.

The 21-year-old student vanished during a night out in Hull on January 31 2019, and her body was found in the Humber Estuary six weeks later.

Relowicz, a married father-of-two, denied the charges and maintained he had consensual sex with Ms Squire before leaving her alone on the night in question.

A jury at Sheffield Crown Court has rejected his version of events, returning a guilty verdict on Thursday after six days' deliberation.

Ms Squire's mum Lisa said the conviction two years after their daughter's death "changes nothing for us, there is no closure".

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Timeline of the horrifying case:

July 23 2017

Relowicz commits the first of a series of bizarre sexual offences when he watches a young woman having sex, before leaving a used condom and a pair of underwear behind at the scene.

January 31 2019

– 8.30pm: Libby Squire leaves her student home at Wellesley Avenue with friends and they walk to another student house on Cromer Street.

– 11.20pm: She arrives at The Welly nightclub where she was refused entry.

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– 11.30pm: Ms Squire is put in a taxi by her friends but she does not go into her house after arriving in Wellesley Avenue. Instead she walks to a nearby house and then on to nearby Beverley Road.

– 11.40pm to 11.49pm: Two men try to help Ms Squire as she lies in the snow near the junction of Haworth Road and Beverley Road. Other people also offer to help her.

– 11.57pm: Relowicz's Vauxhall Astra arrives at the end of Haworth Street. The defendant tracks Ms Squire before approaching her on Beverley Road.

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February 1 2019

– 12.08am: Relowicz drives off from Haworth Street with Ms Squire in his car.

– 12.11am: His car arrives at Oak Road playing fields.

– 12.14am: A man living in a house at the entrance to the playing fields wakes up and hears a woman screaming in the park.

– 12.19am: Relowicz's car lights flash as he unlocks his car, indicating him leaving the park.

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– 12.23am: Relowicz arrives home in Raglan Street.

– 2.22am: He leaves home again and drives back to Oak Road playing fields, arriving at 2.25am. He stays for a little over four minutes.

– 2.45am: Police are first alerted about Ms Squire's disappearance by her concerned friends.

– 2.51am: Relowicz arrives in Alexandra Road, after driving around the area, crossing Newlands Avenue and masturbating in the street. The prosecution's case is that Relowicz raped and murdered Ms Squire at Oak Road playing fields after arriving at 12.11am. They said he put her dead or dying into the River Hull either at the 12.11am visit or the later one at 2.25am.

  • Libby Squire 'identified only by fingerprints' after body pulled from Humber

February 6 2019

Relowicz is arrested but later charged with a series of sexual offences not directly connected to Ms Squire's disappearance.

March 20 2019

Ms Squire's body is found by a fishing boat in the Humber Estuary, off Spurn Point.

August 12 2019

Relowicz admits four counts of voyeurism, two counts of outraging public decency and three counts of burglary when he appears at Sheffield Crown Court.

August 16 2019

Relowicz is sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in jail. This is later reduced to five years and eight months on appeal.

October 3 2019

More than 250 people fill St Lawrence's Church in West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, for Libby Squire's funeral.

October 24 2019

Relowicz is charged with the rape and murder of Libby Squire.

January 12 2021

His trial begins at Sheffield Crown Court.

February 11, 2021

Relowicz is found guilty of raping and murdering Libby Squire.

If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 0845 30 30 900 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.

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