A man who was today convicted of writing offensive comments about April Jones on his Facebook page may not be able to return home after a "vigilante mob" gathered outside, according to his solicitor.
Around 50 people turned up outside Matthew Woods' house in Chorley, Lancashire and police had to arrest him at a different address for his own safety.
David Edwards, defending, said: "In one moment of drunken stupidness he placed himself at Public Enemy Number Two".
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.