Bridger has 'taken the innocence' out of Machynlleth

Ann-wen Morris who co-ordinated the search for April, and was an old friend of Mark Bridger's, said that Bridger has "taken the innocence out" of Machynlleth.

Speaking about Bridger she said:

He was everyone's mate, everyone knew him, he was the gentleman that everyone thought he was, and then something like this happens and it's hard to believe that someone like this can actually have lived amongst us for so many years.