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UK: Man arrested in Joanna Yeates murder probe

PUBLISHED: 11:38 20 January 2011

Joanna Yeates

Joanna Yeates

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the murder of Joanna Yeates early today.

The 25-year-old’s body was found on Longwood Lane, Failand, North Somerset, on Christmas Day morning, sparking a huge police operation.

A police investigation was launched when Miss Yeates’s boyfriend Greg Reardon, 27, reported her missing after he returned to Bristol on December 19 following a weekend away visiting family in Sheffield.

Miss Yeates was not seen again until her body was found on December 25.

Today’s news came a day after police revealed that more than 300 people had contacted detectives investigating the murder in the 24 hours after a reconstruction of Miss Yeates’s final movements was filmed.

Tourism leaders in Suffolk have teamed up to entice high-spending younger visitors to the county and place it on their “must-visit” list.

Police in Essex would like to speak to 26-year-old Jake Cooper in connection to a theft from a Co-op store in Harwich.

A senior Essex police officer did hurl a stress ball at a colleague’s throat, a misconduct hearing has ruled.

A 79-year-old man has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a Land Rover in Ipswich.

Residents and councillors have vowed to fight a decision which will see historic archives from Lowestoft and the surrounding area stripped from the town.

A toddler has been rushed to hospital after a serious crash in Barningham this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses after three women had their purses stolen from supermarkets in the Ipswich and Martlesham areas on Tuesday.

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