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April Jones murder house to be demolished

The house where schoolgirl April Jones was believed to be murdered is set to be razed to the ground.

April was abducted on 1 October 2012. Credit: Family/Dyfed Powys Police

The Welsh Government has bought the detached cottage in Ceinws, near Machynlleth, mid Wales, where child killer Mark Bridger took the five-year-old.

Since the 2012 killing, the property has served as a grim reminder of the tragedy - with April's parents Coral and Paul leading the calls for its demolition.

Detectives believe Bridger took the five-year-old to this cottage after snatching her.. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive

A Welsh Government spokesman said officials would now "work with the local authority, the Jones family and the local community for the most appropriate future for the site - following demolition of the the property".

In a statement on Facebook, April's parents said the news was a "huge weight off our minds".