Jo Yeates suspect left country after her disappearance

It has emerged that the neighbour arrested on suspicion of murdering Jo Yeates left the country two days after she was last seen alive

It has emerged that the neighbour reportedly arrested on suspicion of murdering Jo Yeates left the country two days after she was last seen alive.

Dutch architect, Vincent Tabak, was allegedly arrested yesterday morning while staying with friends a short distance away from Joanna’s home in Clifton.

The 32-year-old lives in the neighbouring flat to the murdered 25-year-old, along with his girlfriend, Tanja Morson.

After being taken in for questioning yesterday, it has since emerged that Mr Tabak went abroad two days after Joanna was last seen alive, to visit family in Holland for Christmas.

He had been interviewed by police during the very early stages of the enquiry, but initially discounted from the investigation.

His basement flat is currently being examined, with forensic police seen unloading three wheeled bins and a mountain bike from the address last night, while crime officers cordoned off the building.

Floor plan reveal the two flats were once connected by an interior door that runs between two bedrooms, which has since been blocked when the building was converted into flats. It is thought the police are investigating whether the door could have become unsealed, allowing access between both properties.

While the police have yet to officially confirm the name of the suspect they are holding, an Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson today announced that detectives have been given ‘extra time to question a 32-year-old man arrested yesterday on suspicion of the murder of Jo Yeates.’

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