Hull community pulls together as search for Libby continues
Gardeners arms has been offering free hot drinks to police helping with the search
Since Hull University student Libby Squire went missing 4 days ago, the whole student area has pulled together to support each other and the search.
The Tab Hull felt these are the stories worth reporting in a dark hour, as opposed to the intrusive and at sometimes sickening speculation being peddled by other tabloids.
Piper safety measures
As the Tab Hull reported, Piper is currently trying to ensure student safety by offering the ability for students to charge their phones and to book students' taxis.
In a statement to the Tab Hull, Piper's safety measures have now become a permanent fixture of every night; the club is improving its phone charging facilities and the free water Piper offers is now actively being handed out as people leave.
Student search party
2 days after Libby's disappearance, her friends invited university students to meet at the University to take party in a search party. Little could they have anticipated such a large turnout.
Around 200 students turned up to volunteer their time and searched the University grounds and playing fields.
One student said “I’m here because i want to help. I didn’t know Libby but I want to try and find her".
Libby's friend Ryan Tweddell thanked everyone who turned up to help
Following the search party, the University offered the Canham Turner building as a safe-space to students should they want to be in an environment and discuss their feelings or just get together with other concerned pupils.
We know many of you will be very worried about missing student Libby Squire.
We continue to support @Humberbeat in their search for Libby and continue to offer support to Libby’s family and friends at this distressing time.
— University of Hull (@UniOfHull) February 4, 2019
Gardeners Arms support for police
Yesterday the popular Gardeners Arms pub posted on facebook offering free hot drinks to those members of the police force helping to find libby—something that was warmly welcomed due to the, at times, harsh weather conditions at play during the search.
One commenter on the post noted that the Newland Avenues Tescos branch had also donated biscuits to offer at the police.
There will be staff in Gardeners from 9am, please if any Police, Emergency services or anyone involved in the search for Libby Is out there today/tonight we have Free Hot drinks, biscuits & somewhere warm for you to rest up. X @Humberbeat @lincsCOPter
— Gardeners Arms Hull (@ArmsHull) February 5, 2019
St. John Church on Newland Avenue have also offered support and hot drinks to those helping with the search
The Newland Christian Centre will be open again today from 9:30am providing free drinks, biscuits & a resting place for people searching for Libby Squire.
Let's continue to pray for Libby, her family & friends and the police
NB @Humberbeat if your officers need a drink or the loo
— St John Newland (@StJohnNewland) February 5, 2019
Today the police issued a statement, saying "Hundreds of students, University of Hull staff as well as members of the public have been helping our officers since she was reported as missing.
We have received hundreds of calls from members of the public offering information and their assistance, and we are extremely grateful for everyone’s help so far."
Again, if you have any information about Libby's disappearance, please call 101, quoting log 29.