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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.

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Welsh Secretary hails community spirit of Machynlleth

Welsh Secretary David Jones hailed the "tremendous community spirit" of the people of Machynlleth following the disappearance of five-year-old April Jones.

Welsh Secretary David Jones. Credit: Press Association

Addressing the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, he asked activists to "spare a few thoughts or April Jones, her family and the officers of Dyfed-Powys Police and the search and rescue services".

He added: "Most particularly, could I ask you to think about the people of Machynlleth who, over the last seven really harrowing days, have displayed such tremendous community spirit."

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