Dyfed Powys Police have said that although the search in Machynlleth centre is almost complete, there is still a lot to be done and that the search for April Jones continues:
Over the weekend the search for April Jones continues with teams carefully examining many different areas. The area in and around Machynlleth is large and we are continuing to put a huge level of resource into the search.
As time passes and we work through the detailed plan, we will of course conclude our searches in particular areas. Whilst we have almost completed the searches in the town centre area, outside this small vicinity there is still a lot to do.
The search continues at the same level of intensity that we have seen all last week. We have a number of areas and locations identified that require a detailed, methodical forensic search.
To give an idea of the scale of the search, the area searched last week alone would take one person 8.9years to complete on their own. We have expert teams from all over the UK assisting us, and this will continue whilst we have viable lines of enquiry to follow.
We are continuing to support April’s family at this difficult time with our specially trained officers and we are keeping them up to date on the search operation to find their daughter.
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.