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'April's Law' petition gets over 100,000 signatures

Five-year-old April Jones was killed by paedophile Mark Bridger in 2012. Credit: Family photo

A campaign by the sister of murdered schoolgirl April Jones for tougher sentences for sex offenders has taken a step forward.

Jazmin Jones' petition for 'April's Law' has now reached more than 100,000 signatures and will be debated in Parliament.

It calls for sex offenders to remain on the register for life.

Five-year-old April was killed by paedophile Mark Bridger in 2012.

Miss Jones, 21, wants sex offenders remain on the register for life no matter the crime, for service providers and search engines to be better policed regarding child abuse images and harder sentences on those caught with indecent images of children.MPs have agreed to debate April's Law in Westminster Hall on 13 March.

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