A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of abducting Hull student Libby Squire – a week since she vanished without a trace.
Detectives said last night they are investigating ‘all possibilities’ amid growing local fears that she may have been abducted.
Now a suspect has been held on suspicion of forcibly taking her away against her will.
Last night, the man was arrested at a house in Raglan Street, Hull, a short walk from Libby was last seen a week ago.
Officers have also towed away a silver Vauxhall Astra from the street outside the property at 10pm and remain at his property this morning where they were taking photographs inside.
A witness to the arrest, who lives on the street, and watched out of the window, told MailOnline: ‘There were loads of police in the house and you could see the flash of cameras at they took pictures of the rooms.
‘At around 10pm they took away the Vauxhall Astra on the back of a lorry. We’re all in shock’.
It has also emerged today that a man in a balaclava was seen near Libby’s home.
A mother-of-two who lives on Raglan Street said the disappearance of Libby had ‘upset’ many people in the area.
She said: ‘It is just awful, you have to feel for the parents to be honest. We heard the noise of the lorry and didn’t think anything of it. Apart from the time of it, which I thought was a little bit strange.