There were angry scenes outside Aberystwyth Magistrates' Court as a van carrying Mark Bridger arrived ahead of his first court hearing.
Members of the public shouted as the van pulled up outside and an item was thrown at the vehicle.
Police say they have almost finished searching April Jones' home town and the focus has shifted to suspect Mark Bridger's village.
Police have confirmed the high numbers of officers searching for April Jones will remain over the weekend.
Mark Bridger appeared in court this morning accused of the abduction and murder of five-year-old April Jones.