Vincent Tabak admits killing Jo Yeates: the reaction

Vincent Tabak admits killing Jo Yeates: the reaction

May 5, 2011 | by

Dutch engineer Vincent Tabak today pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Bristol architect Joanna Yeates – but denied murder. The 33-year-old admitted killing the 25-year-old via video link at a hearing at the Old Bailey in London. However, his plea was rejected by the Crown Prosecution Service and he will stand trial for her murder in…

Jo Yeates murder: Landlord Chris Jefferies released without charge

Jo Yeates murder: Landlord Chris Jefferies released without charge

March 7, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Chris Jefferies, the landlord of murdered Joanna Yeates, has expressed his “immense relief” after being formally released without charge in connection with her killing. The retired public school teacher, 66, had been on bail for nine weeks on suspicion of strangling the 25-year-old landscape architect. Dutchman Vincent Tabak, 32, has since been arrested and charged…

Jo Yeates funeral takes place in Hampshire village

Jo Yeates funeral takes place in Hampshire village

February 11, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Tragic Joanna Yeates was finally laid to rest today in the Hampshire village where she grew up. Her parents, David and Theresa Yeates, and her boyfriend Greg Reardon followed her coffin in to St Mark’s Church in Ampfield. More than 50 floral tributes were placed outside the church, where Jo was christened as a baby….

Jo Yeates murder: landscape design award launched in memory of murdered architect

Jo Yeates murder: landscape design award launched in memory of murdered architect

February 3, 2011 | by

A prestigious landscape design award is to be launched in memory of murdered Joanna Yeates, it was announced today. Her employer the Bristol Design Partnership (BDP) is to sponsor the prize at the University of Gloucestershire – where Jo, 25, graduated. The annual award will go to undergraduates at the university’s School of Landscape and…

Jo Yeates murder: Vincent Tabak gets trial date

Jo Yeates murder: Vincent Tabak gets trial date

January 31, 2011 | by

The devastated family of murdered architect Jo Yeates were today free to plan her funeral and put their cherished daughter to rest after her body was released by a court. Engineer Vincent Tabak, 32, today appeared in Bristol Crown Court via video link charged with strangling tragic Jo, 25, and dumping her body in a…

New photos released of Jo Yeates enjoying life with friends and family

New photos released of Jo Yeates enjoying life with friends and family

January 31, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The grieving family of murdered architect Joanna Yeates yesterday released new pictures showing her enjoying life with her brother, boyfriend and close friends. Jo, 25, can be seen looking happily into the lens as she broadly smiles with brother Chris, 28, boyfriend Greg Reardon, 27 in a number of summer shots. One picture shows the…

Criminologist questions why Chris Jefferies is still a suspect in Jo Yeates murder case

Criminologist questions why Chris Jefferies is still a suspect in Jo Yeates murder case

January 26, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

A leading criminologist has questioned why the landlord of Jo Yeates stills remains a suspect in her murder. Eccentric Chris Jefferies, 66, was arrested on suspicion of murdering the 25-year-old on December 30 at the Canynge Road, Clifton, Bristol, where the two both lived. Police obtained two extensions to keep Mr Jefferies detained for the…

Vincent Tabak moved prison over attack fears

Vincent Tabak moved prison over attack fears

January 26, 2011 | by

Jo Yeates murder suspect Vincent Tabak has been been moved to a different prison over fears he may be attacked by fellow inmates. Tabak, 32, is now in Gloucester prison 30 miles up the road from where he was being held in Bristol. A source told The Sun: “It was decided to move him for…

Vincent Tabak remanded in custody

Vincent Tabak remanded in custody

January 25, 2011 | by

Vincent Tabak, the Dutchman accused of murdering Joanna Yeates, was formally remanded in custody today after his legal team decided not to apply for bail. The 32-year-old appeared at Bristol Crown Court wearing the same bright red sweater and borrowed glasses he wore at his first court hearing on Monday. Looking scruffy with unkempt hair…

Jo Yeates murder: police reviewing Chris Jefferies arrest after charging Vincent Tabak

Jo Yeates murder: police reviewing Chris Jefferies arrest after charging Vincent Tabak

January 24, 2011 | by

Detectives investigating the murder of Jo Yeates are ‘reviewing’ the arrested status of her landlord Chris Jefferies, officers said today. Former Clifton College teacher Mr Jefferies, 66, was arrested on suspicion of murder on December 30 – five days after the body of 25-year-old Jo was found. He was released on bail three days later…

Vincent Tabak appears in court charged with Joanna Yeates’ murder

Vincent Tabak appears in court charged with Joanna Yeates’ murder

January 24, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Dutch architect Vincent Tabak appeared in magistrates’ court today charged with the murder of Jo Yeates. Bespectacled Tabak, 32, dressed in a bright red sweater and black trousers, spoke only to confirm his name and address during a five minute hearing. But he is due to appear at Bristol Crown Court tomorrow in a bid…

Vincent Tabak: detectives finish search of flat occupied by Jo Yeates murder suspect

Vincent Tabak: detectives finish search of flat occupied by Jo Yeates murder suspect

January 24, 2011 | by

Detectives are believed to have finished their finger-tip search of the flat occupied by Vincent Tabak – the Dutch national charged with the murder of Jo Yeates. Specially trained forensic officers from Avon and Somerset Police have left the flat, in Bristol’s Aberdeen Road, where the 32-year-old was arrested on Thursday. The house stood desolate…

Vincent Tabak: police given more time to quiz Jo Yeates murder suspect

Vincent Tabak: police given more time to quiz Jo Yeates murder suspect

January 21, 2011 | by

Police have been given an extra 30-hours to quiz 32-year-old murder suspect Vincent Tabak. The force confirmed this afternoon it had successfully been to court and applied for a warrant of further detention, to continue to question the Dutch national. The extra time gives officers until late tomorrow night to either charge or release Mr…

Vincent Tabak: girlfriend’s parents describe architectural engineer as “lovely”

Vincent Tabak: girlfriend’s parents describe architectural engineer as “lovely”

January 21, 2011 | by

The parents of Tanja Morso, girlfriend of Vincent Tabak, confirmed their daughter was in a relationship with the ”lovely Vincent”. Geoffrey Morson, the father of Tanja Morson, said he had not heard from his daughter. Speaking on the driveway of his large, detatched home in Cambridge, Mr Morson claimed he had no knowledge of a…

Vincent Tabak’s flat search continues as police granted extra time following arrest in Jo Yeates murder case

Vincent Tabak’s flat search continues as police granted extra time following arrest in Jo Yeates murder case

January 21, 2011 | by

Police have this morning been granted extra time to question a 32-year-old man arrested yesterday on suspicion of the murder of Jo Yeates. The suspect, believed to be Jo’s neighbour Vincent Tabak, was arrested on Thursday morning. Detectives have been granted a further 12 hours to question him and will then have to apply to…

Officers search flat of Vincent Tabak’s friend

Officers search flat of Vincent Tabak’s friend

January 20, 2011 | by

Forensic officers were today searching a flat where a friend of Vincent Tabak lives. Officers cordoned off the Victorian townhouse at 37 Aberdeen Road in Clifton – which is one mile from Canynge Road – at around 12.30pm. A white transit police van – with ‘scientific investigations’ emblazoned on the side – was parked in…

Tarpaulin put around Jo Yeates’ and neighbour Vincent Tabak’s flats

Tarpaulin put around Jo Yeates’ and neighbour Vincent Tabak’s flats

January 20, 2011 | by

Police investigating the murder of Joanna Yeates today erected scaffolding around Flat 2 at 44 Canynge Road – where architectural engineer Vincent Tabak, 32, lives. Workmen from D.R.A Maintenance Ltd put poles and green tarpaulin around Jo’s basement flat and Flat 2, which also overlooks the garden. Mr Tabak is an office workspace expert and…