Libby Squire's parents have spoken out after butcher Pawel Relowicz was found guilty of her rape and murder.

Lisa and Russell Squire spoke outside Sheffield Crown Court after Relowicz was found guilty of rape unanimously by a jury of five men and seven women and guilty of murder on a majority of 11 to one.

Mrs Squire said: “As a family, today’s verdict changes nothing for us.

“There is no closure, we don’t get to have Libby back, our lives don’t revert back to normal.”

She added: “Libby will always be with us and we are all so proud of our beautiful, caring, wonderful girl and although she has been physically taken from us, the memories we have, and the love we share, will never be taken.”


Relowicz, 26, raped the 21-year-old, from High Wycombe, on a playing field in Hull before dumping her in the River Hull, a jury at Sheffield Crown Court has heard.

Ms Squire went missing after a night out on February 1, 2019, and her body was found almost seven weeks later in the Humber Estuary.

Father-of-two Relowicz, who was found to have committed a series of strange and frightening sex offences after he was arrested, picked up the second year philosophy student as she wandered around the Beverley Road area of Hull in a confused, upset and drunken state in freezing conditions.

The judge, Mrs Justice Lambert, said he will be sentenced on Friday.