Supt Ian John said he was completely overwhelmed by the support of the community to officers searching for April. He said:
"Following the change in dynamics of the search operation I have been overwhelmed by the continued support of the community today. [...] There have been so many example of kindness shown, not just by this community but by people from across the country."
Detectives investigating the abduction of April Jones have until this afternoon to charge or release murder suspect Mark Bridger.
New photographs of missing five-year-old April Jones have been released by her family, as the search for her continues.
Police have been granted an additional 24 hours to question April Jones murder suspect Mark Bridger.