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The father of 'murdered' university student Libby Squire had to leave court today while listening to evidence about his daughter's heartbreaking final moments.
Libby's father Russell exited the public gallery as the prosecution presented CCTV footage showing the 21-year-old getting into a car with alleged murderer Pawel Relowicz.
The jury was previously told Relowicz had 'stalked and intercepted' Libby while she was walking around Hull on her own in the early hours of February 1, 2019.
In the CCTV clip, some 'toing and froing' can be seen before Libby eventually enters the vehicle, with a man the court was told is Relowicz standing by the passenger side door, Sheffield Crown Court heard.
The jury then saw further CCTV footage showing a man the court was told is Relowicz driving to Oak Road Playing Fields – an area that the court was told he had already visited that night.
Libby Squire was walking around Hull on her own when she vanished on February 1, 2019
The pair got out of the vehicle before he returned to his car alone seven-and-a-half minutes later.
Richard Wright QC, prosecuting, told the jury that a resident called Sam Alford, reported hearing a series of female screams.
Mr Alford, who lived in a house on the edge of the playing field, said the screams came from the direction of the river.
CCTV footage presented to the jury today showed Libby's final moments
Pawel Relowicz is accused of raping and murdering Libby
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He then saw a man running away off the fields and towards the road, the court heard.
Mr Wright said: "They were distant screams but they were loud screams.
"Mr Alford recalled them as frantic screams that had urgency and had depth.
"There were gaps between them and there were several of them."
The 21-year-old's father had to leave court today as he heard evidence against the accused
Libby Squire's dad Russ had to leave court
He added: "We will invite you to conclude that the screams were Libby's and that the man then seen running back after the screaming had stopped was the defendant."
Mr Wright said Relowicz returned home at 12.23am.
He said: "Libby Squire was never seen alive again by any person, CCTV or other means."
Relowicz stands accused of raping and murdering Libby.
The trial continues.