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April Jones' grandparents appeared on ITV's This Morning today to talk about April and the trial of Mark Bridger. Dai and Linda Smith of New Quay said the family would never approach Mark Bridger to ask what he had done with April's body.
April Jones' grandparents say the death penalty should be reintroduced for sex offenders like Mark Bridger. Bridger was given a life sentence for April's murder and abduction. But April's grandparents, Dai and Linda Smith, says a future behind bars isn't enough.
April Jones' parents have spoken of their fear that her killer Mark Bridger may never reveal the location of their daughter's body.
In a video interview with the Sun, Paul and Coral Jones said Bridger has "put a hole in our heart".
ITV News' Wales correspondent Emily Morgan reports:
April's grandparents have also described their anguish in an interview with Welsh television channel S4C.
April Jones' grandparents Dai and Linda Smith have told of their anger towards Mark Bridger, during an interview with Welsh television channel S4C.
Bridger, 47, has been jailed for life after being found guilty of killing the five-year-old in a sexually motivated attack.
Images of April Jones playing on a beach a few weeks before the five-year-old's death have emerged.
The photographs were taken by her grandparents Dai and Linda Smith in Wales
Ann-wen Morris who co-ordinated the search for April, and was an old friend of Mark Bridger's, said that Bridger has "taken the innocence out" of Machynlleth.
Speaking about Bridger she said:
In an interview with the Sun Aprils Jones' parents have spoken about the impact of the five-year-old's death after Mark Bridger was sentenced today to life in prison for her murder.
Although both Coral and her husband Paul never use his name, they both label Mark Bridger "evil."
Carol told the paper: "He's put a hole in our heart. He's ripped a happy family apart.
"We don't talk about him, because he's not worth our breath. He's just evil. He's wrecked our family as it is. We've got a family wrecked. Our friends our neighbours have all been hurt by this.
"And he's not just wrecked our lives, he's wrecked our children, my mum, my dad, my brother hasn't seen her since she was born. It has hurt loads of people."
Paul added that moving on has proved difficult for the family; "we're a strong family, but even so it is very very difficult.
Mercia Hammond, who runs a tea shop in Machynlleth, told ITV News Presenter Alastair Stewart that April Jones would always been in the hearts of the community who had so desperately hoped she would be found safe and well.
Read Alastair's blog Machynlleth: A town trying to get back to normality here.
Although not born or brought up in Machynlleth, Mark Bridger was welcomed and described as a "friend to everyone."
In reality, he was a fantasist who wove an extraordinary web of lies.
ITV News Special Correspondent Rageh Omaar on "charming" Mark Bridger:
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