Jo Yeates murder: man in court

A MAN has been charged with the murder of landscape architect Joanna Yeates.

Vincent Tabak, 32, had lived in the same block of flats as Jo in Canynge Road, Bristol, with his girlfriend Tanja Morson.

Miss Morson is a former pupil of Brookmans Park private school, Queenswood, where she studied until 1995.

She is a treasury analyst for vacuum cleaner manufacturer Dyson and had been questioned by Avon and Somerset police about the whereabouts of her Dutch boyfriend as part of the murder investigation.

Tabak appeared in front of Bristol magistrates today (Tuesday) and was remanded in custody until a hearing at Bristol Crown Court, to be heard on Monday.

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Detectives leading the investigation praised Jo’s brother Chris, of Ludwick Way, WGC, and his parents David and Teresa for the support and dignity, following Tabak’s charge.

Detective chief inspector Phil Jones who leads the investigation said: “We have charged Vincent Tabak with the murder of Joanna Yeates.

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“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.”

Jo, 25, went missing in Bristol on December 17. Her body was found dumped in a country lane on Christmas Day.

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