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Man accused of Yeates murder appears in court

A 32-year-old man has appeared in court in Bristol after being charged with the murder of landscape architect Joanna Yeates in December.

Photographers chase after a van believed to be carrying Dutch engineer Vincent Tabak outside Bristol Magistrates' Court, where he appeared accused of the murder of Joanna Yeates.
Photographers chase after a van believed to be carrying Dutch engineer Vincent Tabak outside Bristol Magistrates' Court, where he appeared accused of the murder of Joanna Yeates.
Image: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A MAN ACCUSED of murdering 25-year-old British landscape architect Joanna Yeates has appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court today.

Vincent Tabak, a 32-year-old Dutch engineer, was remanded in custody for one week to appear at Bristol Crown Court to face the murder charge, however he may also appear at the crown court tomorrow for a bail hearing.

Tabak spoke only to confirm his name age and address, the Press Association reports.

Tabak, who lived with his girlfriend in the apartment next to Yeates’, was arrested last Thursday. After three days of questioning, he was charged with her murder.

The body of Joanna Yeates was discovered in a laneway three miles from her home on Christmas Day; she had been reported missing a week previously by her boyfriend, Greg Reardon. A post mortem confirmed she had been strangled.

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