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Man 'probably responsible' for death of April Jones

Mark Bridger, the man charged with the murder of April Jones, is said to accept that he was 'probably responsible' for her death. His defence barrister made the comments at a court hearing today.

Mark Bridger has pleaded not guilty to murder, abduction and perverting the course of justice. April's disappearence caused a shockwave, not just in her home town of Machynlleth, but across the UK.

April was last seen outside her home in the town on 1 October 2012. The search for her has been the biggest of its kind in policing history in this country.

There was a short break over Christmas, but a week ago that operation resumed with the officers in charge saying there were plans to scale in down. 16 police search teams are involved, mainly scouring some very difficult terrain on the outskirts of the town.

The Home Office has agreed to give Dyfed-Powys Police a grant of £2 million to help cover the costs of continuing search efforts.