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Engineer arrested in Yeates murder inquiry

January 20 2011

Engineer arrested in Yeates murder inquiry
A 32 year old engineer, believed to be Dutch national Vincent Tabak, has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of landscape architect Jo Yeates.

Tabak, a consultant at Buro Happold’s Bath office, worked in the education sector and was involved in the simulation of human movement and utilisation of space in office buildings at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Buro Happold have been forwarding all enquiries to Avon & Somerset Police, who have yet to formally identify their suspect. However a Victorian townhouse, one mile from Yeates flat, has been cordoned off by police whilst forensics teams scour it for evidence.

It is believed Tabak had been residing here with a friend after his own home (next door to Yeates) was requisitioned by police searching for clues. A tarpaulin now obscures both these ground floor flats from view.

Yeates, a BDP employee, went missing on December 17. Her body was discovered on Christmas Day, instigating a murder inquiry which drew national attention.


matthew ansell
#1 Posted by matthew ansell on 21 Jan 2011 at 13:36 PM
Is this Architecture news?!
Judge Njury
#2 Posted by Judge Njury on 21 Jan 2011 at 15:17 PM
"believed to be", "suspicion", "yet to formally identify", "believed".
Good to see we've waiting for the facts!
Judge Njury
#3 Posted by Judge Njury on 24 Jan 2011 at 10:01 AM
Ok - waiting over!
Hang em high!

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