Jury sworn in at Jo Yeates murder trial

Jo Yeates
Image caption Miss Yeates was found dead near a quarry on Christmas Day

The jury has been sworn in at the trial of the Dutch engineer accused of murdering Jo Yeates.

Vincent Tabak, 33, admits the manslaughter of Miss Yeates, who was found dead near Bristol on Christmas Day 2010, but denies murdering her.

Miss Yeates, 25, from Ampfield, Hampshire, disappeared on 17 December after going for drinks with colleagues in Bristol.

The trial, at Bristol Crown Court, is expected to last for four weeks.

Mr Justice Field told the jury the case would open on Monday.

Image caption Tabak has admitted manslaughter but denies murdering Miss Yeates

He warned jurors to avoid reading any background material.

Miss Yeates was reported missing by her boyfriend Greg Reardon on 19 December after he returned from a weekend away.

Her snow-covered body was found near a quarry on Longwood Lane, Failand, by dog-walkers.

Tabak, who lived next to Miss Yeates in Clifton, Bristol, entered a guilty plea to manslaughter in May.

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