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Joanna Yeates: Clifton College’s Strange Mr Jefferies Was A Gay Mr Chips

NOW that Chris Jefferies has been arrested as suspicion for the murder of JOANNA YEATES, the press can tell us about the former Clifton College teacher one former scholar at the Bristol school told us was a “weirdo… but then they were all weirdos.”

The Sun says his nickname was “The Strange Mr Jefferies”. The Star agrees. But the Express tells us:

A FORMER teacher known as “Mr Chips” was being questioned last night over the murder of Joanna Yeates.

Mr Chips, eh? That avuncular, sentimental hero of a fictional private school whom the students love?

The Sun’s Gay O’Shea has more:

THIS is Joanna Yeates murder suspect Chris Jefferies – sporting the wispy blue-rinse hairdo that saw him branded “strange” by school pupils he taught.

That’s weird actually, Gary. And there is more:

JOANNA Yeates murder suspect Chris Jefferies was last night branded a creepy oddball by ex-pupils, a teaching colleague and neighbours.

Well, now he is, yes. But didn’t one neighbour call him a pillar of society”? And didn’t he hold down a job at the top private school for 35 years? And wasn’t he able to rent out his flat to Joanna Yeates and her boyfriend Greg Reardon? Wasn’t he the vice-chairman of his local Neighbourhood Watch team? Mr Jefferies is being monstered.

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Posted: 31st, December 2010 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (14)