The Attorney General has been requested to look at increasing the length of Pawel Relowicz's prison sentence.

Relowicz, 26, was handed a life sentence last month after he was found guilty of the rape and murder of Hull student Libby Squire.

Justice Lambert told Relowicz he must serve 27 years behind bars before he will be considered for parole. She sentenced him to 27 years for the murder and 18 years for rape, which will be served concurrently.

But someone has since requested the sentence be reviewed over concerns it is not long enough. Such a request could be made by the family, or any member of the public.

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A spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Office said: “We have received a request for the sentence of Pawel Relowicz to be considered under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme.

"The Law Officers have 28 days from sentencing to consider the case and make a decision.”

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for the Court of Appeal has confirmed Relowicz's defence team has not so far lodged an appeal against conviction or sentence.

Someone convicted of a sentence has 28 days to appeal, which means Relowicz has just over a week left to do lodge one if he so wishes.

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If Relowicz is released, he will be immediately deported back to Poland.

Any foreign national who commits a crime which results in a prison sentence of more than 12 months is likely to be deported.

While the Home Office will not comment on individual cases, a spokesman told Hull Live last month: “Any foreign national who is convicted of a crime and given a prison sentence is considered for deportation at the earliest opportunity. Since January 2019, we have removed 6,450.”

Libby Squire

As Relowicz’s sentence is more than four years, his deportation order would last indefinitely.

The only reasons for not deporting someone is if they are under the age of 18 years or are subject to a hospital order and neither are applicable in his case.

Relowicz could also argue it is a breach of his human rights but, with his wife and children having reportedly returned to Poland, he no longer has any strong connections to the UK with most of his family in Poland.

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This would suggest no strong arguments for such a breach.

Relowicz snatched Libby from Haworth Street on February 1, 2019, taking her to Oak Road playing fields where he raped and killed her.

He then put her, dead or dying, into the River Hull. She was not found until March 20 the same year. Over 100 Humberside Police officers were involved in the seven-week search for Libby.

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Relowicz was arrested on suspicion of abduction on February 6 and has remained in custody ever since, as details of his previous sick offending were revealed.

He was found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court on February 12 following a four-week trial.