April Jones' father: A life sentence should mean life

April Jones' father Paul has told ITV News he feels a life sentence should mean life and today's ruling by the European Court of Human Rights is "gutting".

He says the ECHR shouldn't interfere with the British system of justice.

April Jones' parents Paul and Coral Jones. Credit: Press Association

Mark Bridger was sentenced to a whole life tariff for April's murder on May 30, and under the new ruling would be eligible for review by 2048, when he would be 83 years old.

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Killers' life terms breach rights

Whole-life jail sentences given to murderers Jeremy Bamber, Douglas Vinter and Peter Moore are a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.