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April Jones: Decision on murder suspect approaches

Mark Bridger Photo: Dyfed Powys Police

Detectives investigating the disappearance of five-year-old April Jones have until 5pm today to charge or release Mark Bridger.

The 46-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of April's murder.

Dyfed-Powys Police will hold a press conference this afternoon to discuss the case.

Police announced the 'significant development' during a press conference on Friday.

Mark Bridger has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of April Jones. He remains in custody at Aberystwyth Police Station and continues to be questioned. The arrest does not detract from our efforts to locate April and we remain committed to finding her. Her family has been informed of these developments and they continue to be supported by our specialist trained officers.

– Detective Superintendent Reg Bevan, Dyfed Powys Police

Mr Bridger - covered by a blue blanket - appeared at Aberystwyth Magistrates Court on Friday afternoon, where police were granted a warrant of further detention.

Officers have again emphasised the need for information regarding the movements of Mr Bridger and his blue Land Rover Discovery between 1830 on Monday evening and 1530 on Tuesday afternoon.

The vehicle's registration number is L503 MEP.

Police have released images of Mr Bridger and his Land Rover Discovery with the registration plate L503 MEP Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Meanwhile more pictures of April have been released as Dyfed Powys Police reaffirmed their commitment to finding her.

Five-year-old April Jones disappeared from Machynlleth on Monday evening Credit: Family / Dyfed Powys Police

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