31/01/2011

Jo Yeates Murder Accused Remanded

The 32-year-old neighbour accused of the murder of Jo Yeates, has appeared in court via a video link.

Vincent Tabak confirmed his name to the Judge at Bristol Crown Court before saying he could hear the proceedings.

He appeared by video link from HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire and made no application for bail.

The 25-year-old Landscape Architect was found on Christmas day in Longwood Lane, Failand, eight days after she was reported missing from her home in Clifton, Bristol.

It was reported on Monday that Miss Yeates' body was released to her family by the coroner.

Mr Tabak was remanded in custody to appear before the same court on 4 May.

Miss Yeates was last seen around 8pm on 17 December after she had been out with colleagues in the Bristol Ram pub in Park Street.

A post-mortem examination revealed she had been strangled.

(BMcN/GK)


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