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Jo Yeates murder accused Vincent Tabak remanded

Vincent Tabak
Image caption Mr Tabak, a Dutch citizen, was Miss Yeates' next-door neighbour

A 32-year-old Dutch man accused of murdering landscape architect Jo Yeates has appeared in court via a video link.

Vincent Tabak spoke to the judge at Bristol Crown Court to confirm his name and that he could hear the proceedings.

Miss Yeates, 25, was found dead on Christmas Day, eight days after going missing from her home in the Clifton area of Bristol.

On Monday it emerged Miss Yeates' body had been released to her family by the coroner.

No application for bail was made by Mr Tabak, who appeared by video link from HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire.

He was remanded in custody to appear before the same court on 4 May.

Image caption Miss Yeates' body was found on Christmas Day

Miss Yeates, who was originally from Ampfield in Hampshire, was reported missing by her boyfriend Greg Reardon on 19 December, when he returned to their home after a weekend away visiting family in Sheffield.

She had disappeared on 17 December after going for Christmas drinks with colleagues at her architectural firm.

A police operation began after her body was found in Longwood Lane, Failand.

A post-mortem examination revealed she had been strangled.

Mr Tabak lived next door to Miss Yeates on Canynge Road.

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