Vincent Tabak, convicted of killing the landscape architect Joanna Yeates, could serve part of his 20-year life sentence in a Dutch jail. The 33 year-old may be moved to his native country under international prison transfer rules, it was claimed by a leading lawyer yesterday.
Andrew Gregg, a past chairman of the Bristol Law Society, said a treaty between Britain and the Netherlands could be invoked. "Whether that happens is a matter for the authorities," he said.
The Ministry of Justice said it could not comment on whether Tabak would be transferred.
Ms Yeates, 25, was found dead by a roadside on the outskirts of Bristol on Christmas Day last year. She had been strangled by Tabak in her flat.