April search switches focus

Police have said that the search of April Jones' home town of Machynlleth is almost complete. Superintendent Ian John, who is leading the search, said the focus is now turning to the village of Ceinws where suspect Mark Bridger used to live.

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Man accused of murdering April Jones due in court

The man accused of murdering missing five-year-old April Jones will appear in court today.

Former lifeguard Mark Bridger, 46, is accused of abducting and killing April, who was last seen near her home on the Bryn-y-Gog estate in the mid-Wales town of Machynlleth more than a week ago.

Five-year-old April Jones
Five-year-old April Jones Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police/PA Wire

Bridger also faces charges of unlawfully disposing of and concealing her body with intent to pervert the course of justice.

Mark Bridger has been charged with the abduction and murder of April Jones
Mark Bridger has been charged with the abduction and murder of April Jones Credit: Press Association

He will appear at Caernarfon Crown Court after being remanded in custody earlier this week by magistrates in Aberystwyth, when the police van carrying him was attacked and he was sworn at by an angry crowd.

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Search for missing April continues

The search for missing April Jones will continue today - a week after she went missing near her home on the Bryn-y-Gog estate in the mid-Wales town of Machynlleth.

Last night local residents paid tribute to the missing Welsh schoolgirl by lighting lanterns in her honour. Daybreak's Katy Fawcett reports.

People tweet photos of Blackpool Tower lit up for April

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Fair play to blackpool tower lighting up the tower pink for missing april #findapril http://t.co/2zZPLz1f

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Mark Bridger tearful as charges read out

A man was charged with the murder and abduction of five-year-old April Jones at Aberystwyth Magistrates' Court today.

Mark Bridger, 46, spoke only to confirm his details and appeared tearful when the charges were read out to him.

Crowds gathered outside the court to shout and jeer as Mr Bridger was driven away.

ITV News' correspondent Geraint Vincent reports from Machynlleth, mid-Wales:

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