Joanna Yeates’s Father Reaches Out To Madeleine McCann’s Parents
JOANNA YEATES: Vincent Tabak has been in court for a third time. The man accused of murdering Joanna Yeates appeared at Bristol Crown Court via videolink from HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire. Justice moves slowly – his trial date was fixed for October 4.
Elsewhere, police have released Joanna Yeates’s body for burial.
Joanna Yeates’s father, David Yeates, 63, spoke to media:
“We keep reminding ourselves that in some way we are, we are loath to use the word but, ‘lucky’. We really feel for those people who have not been able to bury their children. The McCanns are one set of people like this but there are others as well. Whatever we have experienced, they probably had it a lot worse. We keep reminding ourselves that we are not unique.”
In other news, spare a thought for Chris Jefferies, given the Full Murat by the voracious press:
Now Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe in Nottingham, has tabled a private member’s bill which would prohibit newspapers and broadcasters from naming anyone who is questioned or arrested until they are charged with a crime.
“I’ve never seen anything like the coverage of [Chris Jefferies]. It was intrusive and went beyond anything that is acceptable. It’s 24 hour rolling news that is the cause,” she said.
What, never? Can we forget Robert Murat, as we remember Our Maddie..?