Mark Bridger pleads not guilty to murder of April Jones

Former lifeguard Mark Bridger pleaded not guilty at Mold Crown Court to the abduction and murder of five-year-old April Jones, who went missing in Wales last year.

Undated handout photo issued by Dyfed-Powys Police of April Jones. Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police/PA Wire

Bridger, of Mount Pleasant farmhouse in the village of Ceinws, near Machynlleth, will stand trial later this year.

April was last seen playing out on her bike on the evening of October 1 and Bridger was arrested the following day, but the search for April's body goes on.

The five-year-old's parents Coral and Paul Jones were in the court as Bridger, 46, entered not guilty pleas.