Officers hunting for missing student Libby Squire have discovered a body – seven weeks after she disappeared.
The Hull University student, 21, originally from Wycombe, was last seen on 1 February after being denied entry to Welly nightclub.
Humberside Police said they found a body in the Humber Estuary, but were unable to determine the identity or even the gender.
They have been in contact with Libby’s family.
The force said: ’At this stage it is too early for any identification or confirmation of gender to be made.
‘Further information will be released as soon as we are in a position that we are able to do so.’
Libby was last seen on a bench near Haworth Street, off Beverley Road, at 12.09am on Friday, 1 February.
Less than an hour earlier, she had been dropped off by a taxi outside her home in Wellesley Avenue after being denied entry to Welly nightclub – however it is not believed she went in.
Last week, Libby’s family said are ‘struggling’ without their daughter and ‘miss her beyond belief.’
Her mum Lisa said in a statement on Tuesday: ‘As a family, we’re really struggling. The whole family miss Libby beyond belief.
‘Libby’s disappearance is having a big effect on all of us. Please if you have any information let the police know.’
Det Supt Martin Smalley added at the time: ‘For the past six weeks the amount of support from the people of Hull, the region and around the UK has been staggering.
‘I want to thank everyone for their assistance and to everyone who has come forward with information to help us with our investigation so far.
‘We continue to search for Libby. Hundreds of officers have been involved both on land and in the water and we have followed up hundreds of leads and lines of enquiry.
‘Libby’s disappearance remains unexplained and while we remain hopeful, we must consider she has come to harm.
‘Last month we released CCTV footage showing four people on Oak Road in Hull close to the junction with Clough Road around the time that Libby was last seen.
‘We want to speak with them as they may be possible witnesses and might hold important information’.