Police recreate Jo's final steps


An actress leaves the Tesco store where Joanna Yeates was last seen as part of a reconstruction of her last known movements in Bristol

The final steps of murdered Joanna Yeates have been reconstructed in an attempt to jog memories and catch her killer.

The tragic 25-year-old’s last journey, which started after she left work, was retraced by an actress and filmed for BBC’s Crimewatch.

This came as police confirmed Miss Yeates did not eat a pizza she was seen buying on her way home, just before she went missing.

The reconstruction focused on what the landscape architect did after she left her firm, BDP, on December 17.

She went first to the Bristol Ram pub on Park Street in Bristol City centre, where she had Christmas drinks with work colleagues.

She spent around two hours socialising with her friends before leaving at around 8pm to make the 30-minute walk home to the ground floor flat in Canynge Road, Clifton, that she shared with her boyfriend Greg Reardon, 27.

Seen on CCTV in a Waitrose supermarket at the Clifton Triangle, she then went to a Tesco Express in Clifton village where she bought a pizza. During the filming of the reconstruction, the actress playing Miss Yeates entered the Tesco Express on Regent Street in Clifton village.

She was wearing the same cream-coloured coat as Miss Yeates was wearing on the night she disappeared.

She also had a black rucksack and was carrying two plastic bags – including a white bag, which held the bottles of cider she bought previously at Bargain Booze, and a black bag of which the contents have not been revealed, but which police say are not significant.

Avon and Somerset Police said tests on Miss Yeates’ body concluded she had not eaten the pizza before she was found dead on Christmas Day three miles from her flat. Detectives said Miss Yeates had made it home to her flat because her shoes, coat, mobile phone, purse and keys were found there – although the pizza, the wrapping and its box are still missing.

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