Man denies murdering April

A man accused of abducting and murdering five-year-old April Jones is "probably responsible" for her death, his barrister has said. Mark Bridger pleaded not guilty to the charges this morning. April was last seen playing outside her home last October

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Bishop: 'Machynlleth has shown love beyond any expectation in search for April'

The Bishop of Bangor has paid tribute to the people of Machynlleth in their search for missing five-year old April Jones.

Speaking at a church service for April, Andrew John said:

"I want to take this opportunity to express...my appreciation for all that has been done to recover April. I want to thank the whole community, you have given compassion a human face.

"You have touched the hearts of people across the world.

"You have shown resolve, determination and love beyond any expectation.

"Light truly is stronger than the darkness. We have seen just how dark that darkness can be when we're faced with events like this."

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