A person accused of raping and murdering a 21-year-old pupil instructed police he ‘felt sorry for her’ after seeing her crying and supplied her a raise residence in his automotive, a courtroom heard.
Pawel Relowicz, 26, mentioned he had not ‘kidnapped anyone’ and wished to assist so Libby Squire was discovered when he was interviewed by police six days after her disappearance in Hull, East Yorkshire, Sheffield Crown Court docket heard.
Polish-born Relowicz, of Raglan Road, Hull, denies raping and murdering Ms Squire on February 1, 2019.
On Tuesday, the jury at his trial additionally watched CCTV footage which confirmed his and Ms Squire’s actions on the evening she disappeared.
Pawel Relowicz, 26, who’s accused of raping and murdering 21-year-old pupil Libby Squire, instructed police he ‘felt sorry for her’ after seeing her crying and supplied her a raise residence in his automotive, Sheffield Crown Court docket heard
On Tuesday, the jury at his trial additionally watched CCTV footage which confirmed his and Ms Squire’s actions on the evening she disappeared
Retired detective constable Claire Jackson, of Humberside Police, learn a transcript of Relowicz’s first interviews after he was arrested on suspicion of the kidnapping of Ms Squire.
The jury of 5 males and 7 ladies heard that he was arrested at his residence on the night of February 6 and was interviewed for the primary time at 10.13pm that evening.
CCTV timeline of the evening Libby Squire disappeared
Round 11.20pm on January 31 – Ms Squire and her buddies are seen arriving at The Welly nightclub on Beverley Street.
11.21pm – footage from inside the doorway to The Welly exhibits Ms Squire standing to at least one facet talking to her buddies after being refused entry.
11.26pm – Ms Squire’s buddies are seen strolling into The Welly and a taxi, containing Ms Squire, is seen setting off behind them.
11.26pm to 11.52pm – Relowicz drives his silver Vauxhall Astra from Cranbrook Avenue to Haworth Road – with a 20-minute cease in Alexandra Street.
Richard Wright QC, prosecuting, mentioned: ‘The journey from Cranbrook Avenue to Haworth Road is just not an unbroken journey in time. There is a time period when the car stops once more in Alexandra Street.’
11.29pm – CCTV footage exhibits Ms Squire’s taxi turning from Beverley Street on to Wellesley Avenue, the place she lived with three different college students, the courtroom heard.
11.34pm – Mr Grandidge confirmed footage of Ms Squire on the door of a home on Wellesley Avenue, close to its junction with Beverley Street.
The jury has heard that Ms Squire went into this home after one in all its residents heard her crying outdoors.
11.36pm – Ms Squire is seen leaving the home and strolling on to Beverley Street. She crosses the street and continues in direction of the junction with Haworth Road.
11.39pm – Ms Squire is seen falling to the bottom.
Dashcam footage captured by a passing motorist exhibits Ms Squire on the pavement, ‘very shut’ to the kerb.
11.40pm – footage exhibits a silver Citroen Picasso, containing Roland Jacobs and Alan Jones, stopping and Mr Jacobs getting out and strolling to Ms Squire. He’s seen serving to her up off the bottom earlier than sitting her on a wall.
11.49pm – Mr Jacobs and Mr Jones drive away within the Citroen. The jury has heard that Mr Jacobs couldn’t perceive Ms Squire, who began to swear at him, they usually left after making an attempt to assist for simply wanting 10 minutes.
11.52pm – one other passer-by, Lorna Allen, is seen approaching Ms Squire.
11.57pm – Relowicz is seen getting out of his automotive on Haworth Road and strolling on to Beverley Street previous Ms Squire, crossing the street, and going out of sight into Beresford Avenue.
11.59pm – Ms Squire is seen strolling down Beverley Street. Mr Wright described her as ‘transferring backward and forward on the pavement’ and Mr Grandidge instructed the jury she ‘stumbled’ on to the street at one level.
Thirty seconds later, Relowicz leaves Beresford Avenue and walks in the identical route on the other facet of the street. After round half a minute, he crosses the street and ‘intercepts’ Ms Squire. They each disappear into the grounds of a former nunnery.
12.01am February 1 – Mr Wright instructed the jury that Ms Squire and Relowicz are seen rising from the grounds after 58 seconds and strolling again up Beverley Street.
12.02am – one minute and 9 seconds later, they attain the doorway to Haworth Road.
12.03am – Relowicz returns to his automotive and is seen sitting within the driver’s seat together with his ft outdoors the car.
12.06am – a Renault Scenic, which has been parked in Haworth Road, leaves and Relowicz is seen standing up and strolling in direction of Beverley Street.
The jury was proven enhanced footage from a digital camera on Haworth Road exhibiting two figures strolling throughout the tip of the road earlier than showing to face collectively after which transferring in direction of Relowicz’s automotive.
Footage from one other digital camera confirmed Ms Squire’s leg moving into the passenger facet of the automotive earlier than she enters and sits down. Relowicz is then seen coming to the driving force’s facet and stepping into the automotive.
12.08am – the car leaves Haworth Road and is seen on CCTV footage travelling to Oak Street enjoying fields.
A detective confirmed Sheffield Crown Court docket photos of Relowicz and Ms Squire, taken from cameras round Hull, East Yorkshire, on the night of January 31 2019 and into the next morning.
Detective Constable James Grandidge, of Humberside Police, performed a lot of CCTV clips to the jury of 5 males and 7 ladies exhibiting the separate actions of Ms Squire and Relowicz and the moments they have been seen collectively.
Richard Woolfall, prosecuting, mentioned Relowicz, who labored as a butcher at Karro Meals, in Malton, North Yorkshire, was proven an image of Ms Squire and requested if she was alive.
Ms Jackson mentioned the defendant replied: ‘I do not know? How am I speculated to know?’
When requested the place Ms Squire was, he answered: ‘I did not abduct her.’
In his subsequent interview, which passed off at 1.59pm the next day, Relowicz instructed detectives: ‘I do know nothing and that is the entire fact. I have never kidnapped anyone, this is not kidnapping is it?
‘I even wish to assist in order that she’s discovered.’
He instructed police he parked in Haworth Road on the night of January 31 as a result of he deliberate to go for a run, however he noticed Ms Squire ‘sitting crying’, the courtroom heard.
He mentioned: ‘I really feel sorry for the lady as a result of she was crying.’
The courtroom heard that Relowicz instructed police: ‘I walked previous the lady and he or she says to me ‘Cease please’. She mentioned ‘I need assistance’. And I used to be asking ‘What’s up?’.
‘She went ‘I have to go residence, I would like my mom’ and he or she was crying, she was all in tears.’
He added: ‘She was drunk and it appears to me that both she had been taking one thing or any person had given her one thing. She was behaving surprisingly.’
He mentioned he supplied to present Ms Squire a raise residence in his automotive and described how she ‘almost walked on to the street, the place the automobiles have been coming’ and held his hand as they walked, the courtroom heard.
Ms Jackson mentioned he instructed police he sat in his automotive to heat it up and, when Ms Squire bought in, he mounted her seatbelt for her.
Relowicz instructed police he requested Ms Squire for instructions as he drove and he or she directed him in direction of the Oak Street enjoying fields, the place he mentioned he would take his canine and son, the courtroom heard.
However he mentioned he instructed her to get out of his automotive as a result of she appeared like she may vomit and he or she fell over within the snow and knelt on the ground, crying, the jury was instructed.
The courtroom heard that Relowicz instructed police he drove away and noticed Ms Squire strolling on the pavement.
He mentioned in his interview: ‘I do know nothing extra about it. I’ve by no means seen her since.’
He instructed police he returned residence, sat together with his spouse, had a shower and watched a movie however, sooner or later, drove to see if Ms Squire was ‘mendacity anyplace’, the courtroom heard.
He mentioned: ‘I drove however there was nothing mendacity so I drove spherical and that was it.’
The trial was adjourned till Wednesday.
Tuesday’s exchanges got here after the Sheffield courtroom heard witness testimony from the final individual to see Ms Squire alive.
Sainsbury’s supervisor Matthew Handisides heard her scream ‘do not go away me’ simply moments earlier than she disappeared, the courtroom heard.
Mr Handisides saidhe was strolling residence down Beverley Street in Hull when he seen the drunken pupil.
He mentioned his consideration was initially grabbed by a automotive with its headlights on earlier than he was drawn to a ‘motion within the shadows’.
He mentioned: ‘I seen a younger lady or girl on the bottom. She was sat along with her legs akimbo [with hands on the hips and elbows turned outwards].
‘She was yelling, not in direction of me however to the automotive or the shadows, “do not go away me” I made an evaluation that she was very intoxicated.
The “do not go away me” was extra indignant or cross reasonably than pleading or something like that.’
Mr Handisides mentioned he thought the automotive was of medium measurement however that he could not make out its color or if anybody was inside it due to the sunshine.
He added he assumed the stricken girl was speaking to her associate, though there was no point out of 1, and carried on strolling residence.
‘From being a pupil myself I’ve loads of feminine buddies and have seen these sorts of interactions on nights out,’ he mentioned.
‘Though I did not see a boyfriend, the best way she was saying it was much like how I might seen my buddies work together with their boyfriends.’
Prosecutor Mr Wright requested if he noticed her once more, to which the witness replied ‘no’. He additionally replied ‘no’ when requested if he noticed every other man near her on the time.
The courtroom additionally beforehand heard heard proof from three of Ms Squire’s buddies who have been along with her hours earlier than she disappeared on January 31.
Her housemate Amelia Cummins mentioned they started ingesting whereas preparing at residence earlier than happening to a home occasion and a membership.
A detective confirmed Sheffield Crown Court docket photos of Relowicz and Ms Squire, taken from cameras round Hull, East Yorkshire, on the night of January 31 2019 and into the next morning
Detective Constable James Grandidge, of Humberside Police, performed a lot of CCTV clips to the jury of 5 males and 7 ladies exhibiting the separate actions of Ms Squire and Relowicz and the moments they have been seen collectively
In a written assertion learn by the prosecution, she mentioned: ‘All of us had fun, Libby was joyful and humorous. She was laughing and customarily having fun with herself.
‘Libby appeared nice in herself and did not seem to have something worrying her or any issues.’
Ms Cummins mentioned they started preparing at round 7.30pm and that Ms Squire drunk two massive vodka cranberries adopted by a vodka coke and a bottle of wine after transferring on to a good friend’s home.
On the home, she chatted with a good friend from her philosophy course on the College of Hull referred to as Nathan Murphy, the courtroom heard.
In a press release examine by the prosecution, he mentioned: ‘Libby was in good spirits. She was welcoming and pleasant.
‘Apart from being chilly and drunk she appeared nice in all different respects.’
Mr Relowicz, of Hull, denies raping and murdering the philosophy pupil on February 1 2019
Ms Squire left the home occasion for a membership at round 11pm, Ms Cummins mentioned, however that she was ‘struggling strolling’.
In a press release, Ms Squire’s different housemate Chloe Smart mentioned: ‘As we walked to the membership Libby’s stage of intoxication turned extra noticeable.
‘I used to be of the assumption that the recent air might need hit her.’
After being refused entry to the membership for being ‘too drunk’ Ms Cummins and Ms Smart put Libby right into a taxi and despatched her again to their shared home, the courtroom heard.
The courtroom additionally heard from two extra witnesses who noticed Libby on the road earlier than she vanished.
College of Hull mechanical engineering pupil Joshua Scott mentioned he was strolling residence from work at round 11.45am when he noticed her.
In a press release learn out by the prosecution, he mentioned: ‘The feminine appeared actually drunk and appeared unable to face. She was being loud, both singing or shouting, however she did not appear distressed.’
Mr Scott mentioned by the point he bought to the lady she was already being helped by Mr Jones, who the courtroom heard from this morning, so he carried on strolling residence.