Bristol - (Dog Eat Dog): Fears he grassed up Dutch architect Vincent Tabak have seen Chris Jefferies demand police protection.
The weedy-looking ex-Clifton College teacher apparently told friends he's a nervous wreck after Ordeal by Red Top and public innuendo.
Officially Jefferies is not yet off the hook as the police hunt continues for accomplices, false alibis 'and that missing pizza'.
But he's ignored heartfelt pleas for a radical makeover of a decent haircut, proper suit and visit to a cosmetic dentist.
Bail conditions also mean he can't talk to the press or defend himself via third parties until all the murky details are sent to the CPS.
Late this evening police sources hinted they may have to bulldoze the entire Canynge Road property following a tip-off about a previous, paedophile resident.
Jefferies bought the garden apartment from him and let it to Yeates and her boyfriend Greg Reardon.
But the perv's love of digging around in herbaceous borders and his peculiar pansy planting hobby may see the Jefferies'-owned flat excavated for evidence.
Vincent Tabak's girlfriend Tanja Morson has vanished off the radar.