Couple tell of terrible moment they heard muffled screams coming from Jo Yeates' flat
Partygoers recount how they heard screams coming from the direction of Miss Yeates' flat but dismissed the noise as students
Jury told the 25-year-old was not drunk but jovial at pub before her death
She was planning to bake cakes and bread when she returned home
Priest walking his dog spoke to Miss Yeates on her final journey
A couple have spoken of their pain at hearing what they think was screams from Jo Yeates' flat on the night that she was killed, a court heard today.
Florian Lehman said he and his wife Zoe were walking from their house in Clifton Village to attend a party on Canynge Road in Bristol - opposite her home.
The couple had left home at 8.35pm and went to buy a bottle of wine from the Bargain Booze off-licence before heading to the party.
He said that, after they opened the gate of No 53 and walked down the path, they heard two screams.
Final sighting: CCTV of Joanna Yeates in a Bristol branch of Tesco after leaving colleagues in a nearby pub to walk home on December 17 last year
'We were through the gate and we were in the middle of the footpath between the gate and the entrance...' Mr Lehman told the jury.
'That's when I heard two screams. They were quite loud. They seemed to me to come from quite a distance.
'The first scream was just for a moment, a scream and then a little pause, maybe just two seconds, and a second scream which was a lot shorter.
'The first one was louder. The first was longer.'
Mr Lehman said he thought the screams were coming from the direction of the Clifton College playing fields, which are next to Miss Yeates' flat.
Pub: Jo Yeates is seen leaving the ladies toilets in the Ram where she was having Friday night post-work drinks with colleagues
Last night: Jo Yeates, circled, returning to her friends after leaving the ladies toilets in the Ram pub
Leaving: Jo Yeates, circled, is seen beginning her journey home after having some fun with friends
Another partygoer and a neighbour also both told the court how they heard screams on the night of Miss Yeates' death but dismissed the noise as students.
Matthew Phillips said in a police statement that he heard a 'shriek' while walking to a drinks party on Canynge Road.
Harry Walker told the court he heard a yell at about 8.30pm as he prepared to sit down for pudding with his girlfriend.
He told jurors: 'I would say it was definitely a human noise. It was definitely not an animal.
'At the time I thought it must have been students out in the road as it was the end of term. But it was a bit early for that.'
After-work drinks: Miss Yeates drank a pint and a half of cider with colleagues at the Bristol Ram pub before returning home, where she was killed by Tabak
Vincent Tabak joked about the Joanna Yeates murder investigation at dinner parties, saying police could find her body in his drawer, a court heard today.
The 33-year-old calmly discussed the case with friends, 'light-heartedly' making the incredible suggestion during a talk about her killing, the jury at Bristol Crown Court was told.
During the police hunt in January, Tabak is said to have told partygoers that the killer must have been a 'totally crazy detached person'.
Solicitor Sarah Maddock said Tabak and girlfriend Tanja Morson were planning marriage and a family.
Ms Maddock, a mother-of-two, said he was acting normally and was typically tactile with Miss Morson at a dinner party in the St Andrews area of Bristol on January 15.
Party host Andrew Lillie also discussed the case with Tabak, who has since admitted manslaughter but denied murder.
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In a police statement read out in court, Mr Lillie said he had been discussing Miss Yeates with Miss Morson.
'Vincent just said a small remark about opening a drawer so they could look for a body,' Mr Lillie added.
As Ms Maddock speculated that the murder was mystifying, Tabak joined the conversation, Bristol Crown Court heard.