April's parents visit search headquarters

The parents of April Jones have met with officers searching for their daughter's body to thank them for their efforts, according to Machynlleth police.

Superintendent Ian John said his team's commitment to finding April remains high. He said:

I have spent time today speaking with the various search teams and one thing that shone through was their on-going commitment to find April and their motivation. We have to make people take time off to rest between their allocated shifts.

The Coastguard is searching the river from Borth to Towyn every day and the underwater search teams are at the estuary daily. We are all working through a detailed search plan.

April’s parents visited the base of the search teams yesterday and met some of the people who are involved in the search for their daughter. They are extremely grateful for all of the work that is being undertaken.

Although volunteers are no longer able to assist us with the search, they are providing a catering service for search teams, which is very gratefully received.

One thing is clear; we will continue to search while we still have viable lines of enquiry

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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.