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Search for April Jones to continue throughout night despite weather

Police say they have received over 2,500 phone calls from the public following their recent appeals Photo: Family/Dyfed Powys Police

In their latest press conference, Dyfed Powys Police have said that extensive police-led searches for April Jones have been continuing throughout the day in the Machynlleth area - and will continue through the night despite the weather.

The police have again emphasised the size of the operation to find the five-year-old, including help from five specialist Police Search Advisors, dogs, helicopters and Marine unit.

In addition to the police search teams, Mountain Rescue is using over 100 skilled people, with additional help from the RNLI and the Coastguard.

They stressed that the search is being conducted in difficult terrain in urban and rural environments and in difficult weather conditions, but it will continue.

The police thanked the large number of volunteers for their 'outstanding cooperation' and those who continue to support them with their specialist skills and knowledge of the area.

Dyfed Powys Police say they have been 'overwhelmed' with the support from local businesses and the public - not only from the local area but from far and wide.

The police say they have received over 2,500 phone calls from the public following their recent appeals and have said all four forces in Wales are now helping to answer them.

They continue to put all their resources into finding April and bringing the torment to April's family to an end.

Anyone with information about April's disappearance should call the Child Rescue Alert line on 0300 2000 333.

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