Vincent Tabak has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Jo Yeates after appearing in court today charged with the 25-year-old’s murder.

Tabak, who lived in the same building as Joanna Yeates, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denied her murder at the Old Bailey hearing.

Jo Yeates disappeared just before Christmas last year after a night with work colleagues in Bristol and was reported missing by her boyfriend Greg Reardon.

Yeate’s disappearance sparked an extensive search across Bristol and on Christmas Day, her body was found by dog walkers in Longwood Lane, Failand.

Landscape architect Jo Yeates had been strangled.

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33-year-old Vincent Tabak was Yeate’s neighbour and lived in the same building as her and Greg on Canynge Road, Clifton, in Bristol.

Tabak was charged with Yeate’s murder in January after being questioned for three days.

Dutch national Tabak appeared via video link at today’s plea and case management hearing at the Old Bailey, London.

He has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of J Yeates.