Man held over Joanna Yeates’ murder
The police are quizzing a man over the death of landscape architect Joanna Yeates
A 32-year old man, believed to be Dutch-born Buro Happold architectural consultant Vincent Tabak, was arrested by police late yesterday afternoon (20 January) in connection with Yeates’ murder.
Tabak, a neighbour of the murdered 25-year old Yeates, shared the converted basement floor at 44 Canynge Road, Bristol, which had been converted into two flats separated by a bricked-up doorway.
Following the murder investigation the consultant had been living nearby in a house with a friend where he was arrested.
BDP employee Yeates went missing on 17 December and her body was found on Christmas day.
A recently qualified landscape designer, Yeates had studied at Writtle College in Essex and with BDP’s support completed her diploma at the University of Winchester.
BDP chair Peter Drummond said her murder was ‘deeply, deeply sad’ and added: ‘She was a bright, young, enthusiastic talent.’
Avon and Somerset Constabulary have declined to confirm whether the 32-year old man being questioned over the murder is neighbour Vincent Tabak.