The man accused of killing Jo Yeates, Vincent Tabak, has not made an application for bail and has been remanded in custody after his court appearance today.

Vincent Tabak, who lived next door to Jo Yeates, appeared in Bristol Crown Court this morning for a bail hearing.

However no bail application was made and Tabak spoke only twice during the court hearing, once to confirm his name.

An interpreter attended the court with Tabak but was not needed.

Vincent Tabak – Jo Yeates murder suspect – in court
Jo Yeates: Vincent Tabak questioned

The 32-year-old engineer is accused of killing Jo Yeates some time between December 16 and Christmas Day. Her body was found on the side of Longwood Lane, North Somerset.

After Tabak’s lawyer chose not to make an application for bail during today’s court hearing, the judge said:

“I shall not grant Mr Tabak bail as there has not been a bail application. Mr Tabak will be remanded into custody until the next hearing, which is the preliminary hearing on January 31.

“You will appear before me next Monday morning at 10am when for a preliminary hearing which will set out a timetable for the trial of your case.”

Tabak’s girlfriend has said she will stand by him and swears that he is innocent.