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Man arrested over missing Libby Squire denies carrying out sex act in public

A man arrested in connection with the disappearance of student Libby Squire has denied carrying out a sex act out in public and stealing sex toys, knickers and condoms from his neighbours.

Pawel Relowicz, 24, appeared at Hull Magistrates’ Court accused of voyeurism, outraging public decency and burglary and has been remanded in custody for the offences, unrelated to the missing student.

Relowicz appeared in court charged with masturbating in a public place, watching another person ‘doing a private act’ for his own sexual gratification, and stealing vibrators, sex toys, knickers, condoms, photographs and computer equipment from people’s homes.

Pawel Relowicz will appear at the Crown Court on March 11
Libby Squire has been missing since 1 February (Picture: PA)
A security van carrying Relowicz to Hull Magistrates’ Court (Picture: SWNS)

Relowicz, of Raglan Street, Hull, entered not guilty pleas to all charges at Hull Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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The married dad-of-two was arrested on suspicion of abduction on Wednesday night in connection with Libby’s disappearance and police said he ‘remains under investigation’.

Libby, 21, was reported missing on 1 February and an intensive search has been conducted by police since that time.

Relowicz stood in the dock throughout the hearing wearing a grey sweatshirt.

Relowicz is a married father
Police have searched the house he shares with his wife and two children
He pleaded not guilty to all five charges
He was arrested on suspicion of abduction on Wednesday night in connection with Libby’s disappearance (Picture: PA)

Speaking through a Polish interpreter, he confirmed his name, address, date of birth and not guilty pleas to the five charges.

Members of the media filled the two rows of seats in the public gallery and stood crowded at the back of the courtroom.

Bill Waddington, representing Relowicz, said he would not be making a bail application for his client.

Police officers seen removing evidence and equipment from the house of the Polish butcher (Picture: SWNS)
Police seen searching through the undergrowth at Oak Road Playing Fields as the search for Libby continues (Picture: SWNS)
It’s still being treated as a missing person’s investigation (Picture: SWNS)

District Judge Fred Rutherford told the defendant: ‘You have entered your not guilty pleas before this court.

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‘The matters are too serious for this court and will be sent to Crown Court.

‘You are remanded in custody to Hull Crown Court.’

He told Relowicz he would appear at the Crown Court on March 11.

The full charges put to Pawel Relowicz were:

Between December 7 and December 10, 2017, you entered as a trespasser to a property in Raglan Street and stoke therein of a value unknown three vibrators

On January 19, 2019, in a public place namely Wellesley Avenue, you committed an act outraging public decency by behaving in an indecent manner by masturbating in a public place

Between December 1 and December 4, 2017, in Hull, namely Lambton Street, you entered as a trespasser and stoke therein a PlayStation 4 console, a controller and £25 in cash

Between January 25 and January 28, 2019, you entered as a trespasser in Ventnor Street and stole a computer laptop, a Kindle, a speaker, a quantity of sex toys, condoms, knickers and photographs

On July 23, 2018, in Edgecumbe Street you observed another person doing a private act know that person did not consent to being observed for your sexual gratification

  • Left The Welly nightclub at around 11pm on Thursday 31 January, and was put in a taxi by friends.
  • Arrived home at 11.29pm but is believed to have not entered her house.
  • Spotted on CCTV at 11.40pm on a bench at the junction of Haworth Street and Beverley Road.
  • Around this time, a man appeared to get out of his car, as if Libby was okay, before driving away when she said she was fine.
  • Police then believe she may have stayed in this area until around 12.09am.
  • A neighbour reported hearing a woman’s scream close to Libby’s home at 12.45am.

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