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Yeates 'strangled for 20 seconds' by Tabak, court hears

Vincent Tabak said he strangled Joanna Yeates for 20 seconds after she screamed when he put his arm around her, a court has been told.

Extracts from Tabak's defence statement were read out to the jury at Bristol Crown Court for the first time.

The 33-year-old Dutch engineer admits Miss Yeates's manslaughter, but denies her murder in Bristol last December.

Jon Kay reports.

  • 17 Oct 2011
  • From the section UK
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