As enquiries continue into Libby’s disappearance, detectives are keen to trace the individuals shown in the CCTV footage, as they may be possible witnesses and have crucial information that could assist the investigation.
The footage shows four people on Oak Road close to the junction with Clough Road between 1.13am and 2.34am on the day Libby was last seen on Friday 1 February.
Leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Martin Smalley said: “These four people are potentially witnesses who we need to identify and speak to as part of the investigation.
“While the footage isn’t clear enough for anyone to recognise who they may be, the four people in the clips will know if they were in that area at the times given and I would ask them to please come forward to assist with our enquiries.
“We have searched vast amounts of land around Oak Road including the playing fields as part of our enquiries, and the individuals in the footage appear to have been travelling from that general direction.
“The four people may have seen or heard something that could be vital to the investigation. If you believe you are one of them, or you know who they might be, please make contact with us on 101.”
The first clip shows an individual, believed to be in a light coloured T shirt and dark trousers, at first running into view on Oak Road and then walking out of shot at 1.13am.
The second clip shows a figure on a bike cycling along Oak Road towards Clough Road at 1.24am, and is then seen cycling back up Oak Road at 1.34am.
The third clip shows two people, one who appears to be dressed all in dark clothing and the second in light coloured trousers and a dark coloured top walking along Oak Road at 2.34am.
Det Supt Smalley continued: “Libby remains our priority and we are determined to do all we can to find her.
“There are still searches taking place as part of the investigation in and around Oak Road and also around the River Hull, with further work continuing in connection to CCTV and witnesses, as well as field experts working with us to ascertain exactly what happened that night and where Libby may be.
“Libby’s family have been incredibly supportive of the investigation and my heartfelt thanks goes out to them as we relentlessly pursue every line of enquiry available, to give them the answers they desperately need.
“I would again like to thank everyone for their help as part of the investigation; from the public and local community to students and staff at the University of Hull, as well as local businesses offering assistance and also to the media.
“Libby’s disappearance has been covered extensively and I am grateful for the support from the media for keeping Libby at the forefront of everyone’s minds and in their hearts.
“The investigation is very much ongoing and active, with one man continuing to remain under investigation while we further our enquiries.
“I would again encourage the individuals in the footage, or anyone who believes they may know who they are, to please get in touch with us on 101
If you believe you are one of the individuals in the clips, or if you have information as to who they may be, please call 101 quoting log 163 of 6 February 2019.