The mom of murdered pupil Libby Squire has revealed that the “sexual predator” who raped and killed the 21-year-old has agreed to satisfy her.
Lisa Squire instructed Sky News she is set to search out out what precisely occurred to her daughter after she was kidnapped by Pawel Relowicz – and hopes to get solutions by talking to him.
The Polish butcher was jailed for 27 years for raping and murdering Libby, who disappeared throughout an evening out in Hull in January 2019. Her physique was discovered seven weeks later within the Humber Estuary.
Relowicz, now 28, denied killing Libby and pathologists have been unable to find out a explanation for demise due to the period of time her physique had been within the water.
Mrs Squire mentioned she was within the technique of arranging a gathering with Relowicz by way of a restorative justice charity, including that it was “quite a brave thing” for him to do.
“A lot of people don’t understand this – I don’t hate him,” she instructed Sky News.
“I’m not angry with him. I just want information from him.
“I do not want to forgive him. I do not want to perceive why he did what he did.
“For me, it’s very much about finding out how she was in those last 20 minutes of her life.”
Libby’s killer units circumstances for assembly
Mrs Squire mentioned a date has not but been set for the assembly and Relowicz has outlined sure circumstances which can be nonetheless to be resolved.
She mentioned: “We’ve got to the stage where he’s agreed to see me but has changed some of the parameters.
“For me, it is actually necessary to learn the way she died. I have to know that.
“Will I believe him if he tells me? I don’t know.
“There are a number of questions I need to ask.”
Mrs Squire mentioned Relowicz, who was discovered responsible of Libby’s rape and homicide following a trial final 12 months, nonetheless denies the crimes.
On the circumstances he has set for his or her assembly, she added: “As far as I’m aware, he doesn’t want to talk about what happened that night, which is the only reason I want to see him.
“We need to provide you with some form of association, between him and I, as to what we’ll speak about.
“It’s actually quite a brave thing for him to do. Prisoners don’t get any reward for seeing the victim’s family.
“To comply with see me within the first place is an enormous factor. And I’m grateful.
“I certainly don’t want him as my best friend, but I don’t hate him.
“He holds the important thing to questions I’ve.”
Fears Relowicz might kill once more
Libby’s homicide is explored in a brand new Sky Crime documentary – known as Libby, Are You Home Yet? – which options beforehand unreleased footage of Relowicz laughing as he’s instructed he’s being arrested for Libby’s rape and homicide.
The three-part programme considers whether or not Relowicz, a father of two who lived together with his spouse and youngsters in Hull, might have been stopped earlier by police after he dedicated a string of offences – together with voyeurism, outraging public decency and housebreaking – within the months earlier than Libby was killed.
Relowicz had been finishing up a marketing campaign of chilling, sexually motivated crimes within the pupil space of Hull – peering by way of home windows to observe younger girls, breaking into their houses to steal intimate objects, and masturbating on the street.
In the hours after raping and killing Libby, he returned dwelling and watched pornography earlier than going out once more in an obvious seek for one other sufferer.
Mrs Squire – who describes Relowicz within the documentary as a “sexual predator” whose crimes have been “stomach churning” – instructed Sky News she fears he’ll kill once more if he’s launched on the finish of his 27-year sentence.
“There is not a question of doubt in my mind that if he only gets to serve 27 years, he will come out and do it again, because he will only be in his early 50s,” she mentioned.
“He shows no remorse now and I don’t believe in 20 years’ time he’ll show any remorse.
“He will come out and do it once more. I’m completely satisfied of it.
“For such a young man to do such horrendous things, even putting Libby’s rape and murder to one side, the things he was doing were just so abnormal for all men.
“He is an extremely harmful particular person.
“Whilst I’ve got breath in my body, I will ensure that man never comes out of prison – ever.”
Libby’s killer ‘ought to have identical sentence as Wayne Couzens’
Mrs Squire believes her daughter’s killer ought to have obtained an entire life jail sentence – just like the one given to police officer Wayne Couzens, who kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard.
She has argued that entire life tariffs must be the automated sentence for anybody convicted of homicide, however says when she put this to Boris Johnson throughout a gathering earlier this 12 months, the then prime minister instructed her: “There aren’t the prison spaces.”
In response to that, Mrs Squire mentioned: “Well then build more prisons, it’s a simple as that.
“Anyone who goes out and takes a life must be given an entire life tariff, finish of.
“In 27 years, Libby doesn’t come back. I don’t get my daughter back. My children don’t get to have their sister back.
“We have an entire life sentence to dwell.
“This was a choice. [Relowicz] chose to do this. I didn’t have any choice in this and yet it seems to me that we are punished more than they are.
“The Wayne Couzens and Relowicz sentences must be the identical.”
What occurred to Libby Squire?
Student Libby Squire disappeared after occurring an evening out with associates in Hull on the night of 31 January 2019.
The 21-year-old was refused entry to a membership for being too drunk so her associates paid a taxi driver to take her dwelling.
After arriving at her shared pupil home, Libby didn’t enter the property and wandered off, falling over within the snow and refusing affords of assist from passers-by.
She was final on CCTV shortly after midnight entering into Pawel Relowicz’s automotive when she was in all probability hypothermic.
The married father-of-two picked up Libby across the Beverley Road space of Hull and drove her to remoted enjoying fields close by.
A pair dwelling subsequent to the fields reported listening to “high-pitched female screams” that evening.
The second-year philosophy pupil was reported lacking on 1 February, sparking a large-scale investigation from Humberside Police.
Relowicz was arrested on 6 February and he initially denied having intercourse with Libby, however modified his story after being challenged with DNA proof when her physique was discovered within the River Humber virtually seven weeks later.
He then claimed that they had consensual intercourse and that he had left her on the enjoying fields, insisting he didn’t kill her.
His story was rejected by a jury at Sheffield Crown Court and he was discovered responsible final 12 months of Libby’s rape and homicide.
In sentencing, the choose – who additionally dealt together with his earlier offending of voyeurism, outraging public decency and housebreaking – mentioned Relowicz performed a “perverted campaign of sexually deviant behaviour”.
‘If one among you had gone dwelling together with her, she would nonetheless be alive as we speak’
In the documentary, associates of Libby, who have been together with her on the evening she disappeared, reveal they have been blamed by some individuals for not travelling dwelling together with her after she was refused entry to the membership.
One buddy, Amelia, says she was in a taxi when the motive force rotated and mentioned it was her fault that Libby had gone lacking.
Mrs Squire instructed Sky News that solely Relowicz was guilty for her daughter’s demise however admitted she went by way of a part the place she thought: “Without question, if one of you had gone home with her, she would still be alive today.”
“That is the truth. There is no getting away from that fact,” Mrs Squire mentioned.
“But they didn’t do any of this deliberately. They didn’t know what was going to happen.
“Those poor individuals who have been together with her that evening have gotten to dwell with this for the remainder of their lives.
“They have a whole different life because of what that man did to our daughter.
“I by no means blamed them… there’s just one individual guilty for Libby’s demise.”
Mrs Squire says she now tells Libby’s three siblings when they go out: “Be conscious of your environment, concentrate on who you’re, and by no means go away your mates – should you exit as a two, you come dwelling as a two.”
Libby was strangled or asphyxiated, mom believes
On the evening Libby was killed, Mrs Squire believes her daughter had gone for a stroll to settle down as a result of she was offended about being refused entry to the membership.
She additionally believes Relowicz both persuaded her daughter to get into his automotive “under false pretences” or that he “put her” within the automobile.
“I believe there’s only two possibilities of how she died – asphyxiation or strangulation,” she mentioned.
“I would like to know because it’s a massive thing. It’s very hard to not know how your child has died.
“I would really like for him to inform me however I do not assume he ever will.”
‘I miss her past perception’
Mrs Squire mentioned her husband Russ declined to function within the documentary as Libby’s demise stays “incredibly raw for him” and he doesn’t need to meet Relowicz.
“Not being able to see her and speak to her every day, it is torture,” Mrs Squire mentioned of her daughter.
“It goes without saying I miss her beyond belief. I still get really tearful when I think about it.
“I’m extremely happy with her. She’s making such a distinction to individuals even now.
“I miss her. I miss her so much and it’s really hard. Some days I struggle to get out of bed to carry on a day without her.
“I do know if I gave in and laid in mattress, she could be saying: ‘For goodness’ sake, stand up. You cannot be laying in mattress all day’.
“Everything I do, I do to honour her and make my other children proud.”
Libby, Are You Home Yet? is obtainable from 27 October on Sky Crime at 9pm and streaming service Now