April accused's 'mental block' over her body

The man accused of murdering April Jones told police he had a "mental block" about what happened to her body, a jury heard today.

Mark Bridger, 47, also said he "never thought" of calling 999 after running her over by "accident", as he claims.

Bridger denies abducting and murdering five-year-old April Jones. Credit: Family handout

The jury were hearing transcripts of his police interviews, in which he said:

"I have been over and over and over again in my mind, what I've done and where I've been.

"I just have a mental block of what happened".

Bridger also added: "I never thought of dialling 999 or 112, I just didn't think."

Instead, he drove "back and forward" around the town.