April grandparents' hanging call

April Jones' grandparents have said her killer Mark Bridger should be hanged. Bridger was found guilty of the kidnap and murder of April last week.

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April Jones' family speak of their anguish

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.

Bridger has 'taken the innocence' out of Machynlleth

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:

He was everyone's mate, everyone knew him, he was the gentleman that everyone thought he was, and then something like this happens and it's hard to believe that someone like this can actually have lived amongst us for so many years.

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April Jones' parents: Bridger has 'put a hole in our hearts'

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.

Paul and Coral Jones called Mark Bridger 'evil'. Credit: The Sun

"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.

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