Neighbours of the heartbroken family of missing student Libby Squire are reeling in shock following news of her disappearance.

While many neighbours in the quiet road near West Wycombe were too upset to speak, others told how their thoughts were with the Squire family as their “horrendous” ordeal nears 13 days.

It comes as the community prepares to hold a vigil for Libby, 21, at St Paul’s Church in West Wycombe.

Speaking on Tuesday, one neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: “You see things like this on the TV but you never expect it to happen to people you know. They seem like a nice family and it’s a quiet, friendly road with lots of families living here.

“What they are going through is horrendous. The community is really shocked by it.”

Another neighbour, who went to primary school with Libby, said there is “lots of concern” for the University of Hull student, who was reported missing on February 1.

Tosin Akin-Taylor said: “She was in the year below me at primary school. Libby was always a really friendly girl. There is a lot of concern for her and her friends and family. I’ve seen on Facebook some people are really distressed by it all.

“Everyone is thinking about her and hoping for the best outcome.”

A vigil for Libby will be held at St Paul’s Church between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday, February 13.

Candles will be lit, prayers for Libby’s safe return will be said and everyone is welcome to go along.

Meanwhile, a fundraising page set up by West Wycombe resident Susie Chester has raised more than £4.300 for the family.

On the page, she writes: “This is a fundraiser for the family to help them in this hard time. For them to use on whatever they need whether hotels, bills or any support they need. The community is here for you.”

Humberside Police said this afternoon that they are "not stopping our searches for her" as the hunt continues "day and night". 

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