Extension granted on Yeates suspect

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Detectives have been granted a further extension to continue questioning a 32-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Joanna Yeates from Bristol.

The suspect was detained inthe early hours of Thursday after police investigating the 25-year-old landscape architect's death uncovered fresh evidence.

Soon afterwards, specialist search teams moved into a neighbouring flat in the building where Ms Yeates lived at 44 Canynge Road in Clifton.

Dutch engineer Vincent Tabak, 32, is registered as living at the address with his girlfriend Tanja Morson.

Yesterday a spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "This afternoon, police have been to court and successfully applied for a warrant of further detention, which will enable us to continue to question the 32-year-old man we arrested yesterday until late tomorrow evening.

"As soon as we are in a position to release any further information, we will update the website and voicebank immediately."