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Saturday 18 August 2018

Dutch neighbour faces court charged with murder of architect Jo

ACCUSED: Specialist teams examine engineer's flat after arrest

The man accused of killing landscape architect Joanna Yeates was due to appear in court today.

Dutch engineer Vincent Tabak (32) who lived next door to Miss Yeates, will appear before Bristol Magistrates' Court charged with her murder.

Specialist search teams have been examining Tabak's flat in Clifton, Bristol, which he shares with his girlfriend Tanja Morson.

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

Miss Yeates (25) shared her rented home with her boy-friend, Greg Reardon (27).

She disappeared on Friday December 17 after going for Christmas drinks with colleagues at her architectural firm. Mr Reardon reported her missing after he returned to Bristol on December 19 following a weekend away visiting family in Sheffield.

The university graduate's frozen body was found dumped on a verge in Longwood Lane, Failand, North Somerset, 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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