Libby Squire’s body was found in the Humber Estuary (Image: PA)
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The tragic final night of student Libby Squire have been shared by prosecution lawyers opening the case against her alleged killer Pawel Relowicz.
Libby, 19, vanished in the early hours of February 1, 2019, after enjoying a night out with friends.
Despite weeks of painstaking attempts to find her, Libby's body was discovered in the Humber Estuary by a fishing boat at Spurn Point on March 20, 2019.
The court heard how she had been wearing a gold necklace with an 'L' on it when she was found, Hull Daily Mail reports.
In October 2019, Relowicz was charged with her rape and murder.
Prosecution lawyer Richard Wright told the court that Libby and some of her housemates had begun the evening of Thursday, January 31, 2019, at their shared home in north Hull.
They moved to the home of another student nearby at around 8.30pm to continue drinking before the night out.
Court artist sketch of Pawel Relowicz (second from right), who denies raping and murdering Libby
"All of those who saw her and interacted with her that evening thought that she was in good spirits and was enjoying her night," Mr Wright said.
By around 11pm, the group walked to The Welly, a popular student nightclub, the court heard.
Mr Wright said some of the group noticed how the cold January air had heightened Libby's drunkenness, but that she was "generally a happy drunk".
Despite this, she was refused entry to The Welly nightclub, though the court heard she "did not appear to be particularly annoyed" by that and said she would walk home.
But with a fair distance to get home and with snow on the ground, her friends instead put her into a taxi and told the driver to take her home, paying her fare in advance.
Libby left her friends at just before 11.30pm.
Pawel Relowicz is charged with rape and murder
(Image: Hull Daily Mail/MEN MEDIA)
She was dropped off "able to walk, albeit in an unsteady manner", Mr Wright said.
But instead of heading to her front door, Libby instead began walking towards a group of young men waiting for their own taxi, falling to the ground as she did so.
They helped her up, but she continued walking away from her house.
The court heard how another group of students heard a woman crying outside their house and invited Libby inside. She was drunk and upset, but uninjured, the court heard.
Though no one knew it yet, she had dropped her house keys, attached to a pink fluffy key ring, in the front garden of that house, Mr Wright said.
A number of members of the public saw Libby and were concerned about her condition, the court heard.
In front of a former nunnery, one woman saw her drunk and sobbing. When she asked Libby if she was okay, she said she wanted to return home, but was actually walking in the wrong direction.
Libby was found dead a month after going missing
Two men on their way home from a darts match also saw Libby and stopped their car and tried to help her, Mr Wright said.
Unfortunately they were unable to tell what she was saying, the court heard, and in her drunken state she became verbally aggressive, so the men decided to give up and drove away.
Just before midnight, another woman also saw Libby sitting on the floor near a bus stop, crying and saying she wanted to go home.
Libby went missing on a night out
The final sighting was by a manager of a Sainsbury's Local store, who saw Libby sitting on the pavement shouting at a nearby vehicle, Mr Wright said.
Tragically, Libby was not seen again by any other member of the public and never returned to her home.
It is alleged that she was raped and murdered soon after in Oak Road playing Fields a short distance away.
Mr Wright told the jury they would be able to see both Libby and Relowicz's movements before and as they met from CCTV from the night, with reference to maps also handed out the jury members.
They would then be able to use the footage to follow them in Relowicz's car from Haworth Street to Oak Road Playing Fields, he added.
He said: "But we will never see Libby again in the footage after he took her there. No car picked her up after the defendant had taken her there that night.
"We will invite you to conclude that is because he raped and killed her there and put her into the river."
The trial against Relowicz, taking place from Tuesday at Sheffield Crown Court before Judge Lambert, is expected to last four weeks.
Relowicz, formerly of Raglan Street, off Newland Avenue, was due to stand trial in June 2020, but it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The trial continues.