Police have extra time to interview a Polish butcher about the disappearance of Libby Squire, a university student, missing for a week.

Pawel Relowicz, a father of two married children, is believed to have kidnapped the student from Hull University, who disappeared last Friday in the city.

He was arrested on Wednesday night at his rented home in Hull, 800 meters away from missing Miss Squire, 21.

The Humberside police had more time to interview the meat industry worker and asked for an additional extension as Ms. Squire continued her search.

Libby Squire disappeared last Friday (Facebook)

The student's mother, Lisa Squire, revealed her devastation this morning in a message on Facebook saying simply, "A week without her" with two "crying" emojis.

Police said that Miss Squire had been dropped off in a taxi near her student at 11:29 pm last Thursday and that she had been seen 10 minutes later under CCTV near a bench where a motorist was walking. was stopped to offer help.

A police car in Raglan Street, Hull, after the arrest of a 24-year-old man (PA)

Relowicz and his wife both work at a bacon factory in Malton, North Yorkshire.

Police abducted a car from Vauxhall Astra, believed to be owned by Mr. Relowicz, for forensic examination.

Missing: police still looking for Libby Squire (PA)

His sister Paulina Szymanska told the Telegraph that he had talked to Miss Squire at night but had insisted that it had nothing to do with her disappearance.

She said, "He was driving and he stopped because he had noticed a girl crying.

"She asked him to take her home, so he put his address in his GPS and wanted to do just that. Apparently, she threw herself on him, but he pushed her away because he is married. "