Police last night warned the public that Jo Yeates’ killer is still on the loose, urging women not to walk home on their own at night.
Speaking outside Jo’s house on Canynge Road in Clifton, chief superintendent Jon Stratford said: “I can understand why the public in the Clifton and wider Bristol area have concerns for their safety. Whoever killed Jo remains at large.
“However, I want to reassure the public that there remains no specific intelligence or information to suggest there is an increased threat to their safety at this time.
“Naturally we ask the public to continue to take the usual safety precautions. Lone women should avoid walking home alone after dark and householders should keep their premises secure and take care answering the door to strangers.
“We are maintaining increased patrols in the Clifton area to reassure the public. The investigation into Jo’s murder continues with well over 70 police officers and staff dedicated to solving this crime.
“We have been overwhelmed with the level of response from members of the public and continue to ask anyone who thinks they may have any information to lead us to Jo’s killer to contact us.”
Police arrested Jo’s landlord Chris Jefferies on Thursday morning, releasing the 65-year-old former school teacher on bail on Saturday night.