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Pawel Relowicz, 26, was caught on CCTV while ‘effectively stalking’ Libby Squire, 21, before ‘dashing’ across the road to where she was, the court was told.
A jury that tried a man accused of raping and murdering a student today saw the moment when she ‘intercepts’ her on the street after she ‘identified her as a target’.
The trial in Sheffield Crown Court heard that the Polish butcher Relowicz drove off Haworth Street in Hull with Miss Squire in her car a few minutes later.
Pawel Relowicz sitting in Sheffield Crown Court yesterday
Richard Wright QC, the prosecutor, previously told the five-man and seven-woman jury that the defendant took Ms. Squire to a remote playground, where he raped and murdered her before putting her body in the Hull River.
He said Miss Squire, who was drunk and denied entry to a nightclub, was ‘extremely vulnerable’ and ‘probably hypothermic’ because she was not dressed for the freezing weather.
She had driven away from her from her home on Wellesley Avenue after she was dropped off by a taxi and several people, some of whom saw her fall and lie on the ground in the snow, attempted to help her, the court heard.
Wright told the jury that Relowicz, a father of two, had spent the night of January 31, 2019, ‘patrolling the streets’ of the Hull student area, ‘looking for an opportunity to appear before him.’
The prosecutor said Miss Squire “inadvertently” crossed her path after she parked her silver Vauxhall Astra on Haworth Street.
Describing CCTV footage
Describing the CCTV images taken between 11:57 p.m. January 31 and 12:08 a.m. on February 1, 2019, Wright said he showed Relowicz getting out of his vehicle, passing Miss Squire and crossing Beverley Road.
He said: ‘We will invite you to conclude that he had indeed seen Libby and the obviously drunk and distraught condition she was in. He had identified her as a target and her crossing of her street was a device, a fiction to make her appear. as if he hadn’t seen her and passed by.
The lawyer told the court that the footage shows Relowicz “effectively stalking” Ms. Squire, “tracking” her progress before he “crosses the street and intercepts her.”
Wright said CCTV showed Relowicz driving to Oak Road Playing Fields, an area he had already visited that night, where both he and Ms. Squire exited the vehicle before returning to their car just seven and a half minutes later. .
He told the jury that a resident named Sam Alford, who lived in a house on the edge of the playing field, reported hearing a series of female screams coming from the direction of the river before seeing a man fleeing the fields and towards field. road.
Police divers search for missing Miss Squire near Beverley Road in Hull in February 2019
Mr Wright said: ‘They were distant screams but they were loud screams. Mr. Alford remembered them as frenzied screams that had urgency and depth. There were spaces between them and there were several of them. ‘
He added: “We will invite you to conclude that the screaming was Libby’s and that the man who was later seen running after the screaming stopped was the defendant.”
Wright said Relowicz returned home at 12:23 a.m. He said: ‘Libby Squire was never seen alive again by any person, CCTV or other media.’
Relowicz, of Raglan Street, Hull, sat in the defendant’s dock with three prison officers while the footage was played in the quiet courtroom.
He denies raping and murdering Miss Squire, who was originally from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. The trial continues.