Neighbour charged with Jo murder


Vincent Tabak has been charged with the murder of landscape architect Joanna Yeates in Bristol

A 32-year-old man has been charged with the murder of landscape architect Joanna Yeates, police said.

Vincent Tabak will face Bristol Magistrates’ Court on Monday accused of killing the 25-year-old.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Jones, who led the inquiry, said: “This evening we have charged Vincent Tabak with the murder of Joanna Yeates.

“I would like to pay tribute to Jo’s family and Greg for their assistance and dignity in the most difficult of circumstances. Their support to us has been invaluable.

“I would also like to thank the general public for their help and the information they continue to provide to the investigation, and the residents of Canynge Road for their co-operation and patience.”

Dutch engineer Tabak, who lived next door to Miss Yeates at 44 Canynge Road, Clifton, Bristol, was arrested on Thursday.

Specialist search teams have been examining Tabak’s flat, which he shares with his girlfriend, Tanja Morson, an analyst for Dyson, in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Miss Yeates shared her rented home with her boyfriend, Greg Reardon, 27.

Tabak, a trilingual engineer, is an expert in the flow of people through buildings, including sports venues.

Tabak’s arrest was the second to be made by detectives since Miss Yeates’s frozen body was found dumped in a lane on the outskirts of Bristol on Christmas Day. Her landlord, Chris Jefferies, 66, was arrested on December 30 and questioned for three days on suspicion of murder before being released on bail.

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