Man in court over murder of April Jones

A former lifeguard accused of abducting and killing five-year-old schoolgirl April Jones is due to appear in court today charged with her murder.

Mark Bridger, 46, will face Aberystwyth Magistrates' Court in relation to the schoolgirl's disappearance in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, a week ago.

Bridger was charged with the abduction and murder of April on Saturday following four days of questioning.

He is also charged with perverting the course of justice.

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April search switches focus

Police have said that the search of April Jones' home town of Machynlleth is almost complete. Superintendent Ian John, who is leading the search, said the focus is now turning to the village of Ceinws where suspect Mark Bridger used to live.