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April Jones: Pictures released from inside the home of Mark Bridger

Pictures from inside the house of Mark Bridger, the man accused of murdering schoolgirl April Jones, have been released today as the jury visited key locations in the case.

The photographs are from inside the defendant's cottage in Ceinws, mid-Wales, where bone fragments from a child and blood matching the DNA of the missing five-year-old were found.

Mark Bridger denies abducting and murdering April Jones Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

The 47-year-old is accused of murdering April, 5, after he abducted her as she played outside her home in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, on October 1 last year.

April's body has never been found.

Machynlleth schoolgirl April Jones went missing in October, last year. Credit: Family Handout

Bridger denies the charges and instead says that he ran April over in a car accident and then "blanked" out and cannot remember what he did with her body.

One of the pictures released shows Bridger's living room and the wood burner in which bone fragments consistent with being from a juvenile skull were found in the ash, the court has heard.

A rifle can also be seen hanging over the fireplace on the stone wall and family photographs hanging on the walls.

The living room in Mark Bridger's rented house. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Elwen Evans QC, prosecuting, told the jury earlier this week that when police searched Bridger's house he had carried out an "extensive clean up" - but that he failed to get rid of all the evidence.

A washing machine in the bathroom. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Traces of blood were found in the living room, hallway and bathroom - which had a "one in a billion" match to April's DNA, the court heard.

The nine women and three men from the jury visited the defendant's former home, named Mount Pleasant, as well as several locations in Machynlleth.

Floral tributes and a single candle burns outside the former home of Mark Bridger. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

They saw April's junior school, the Bryn y Gog estate, where she was last seen, and a set of garages where she was seen climbing into a car.

ITV News Correspondent Emily Morgan reports from Machynlleth: