Search for April Jones

The search for missing Machynlleth five-year-old April Jones continues. A fund set up to assist the search operation has so far amassed over £60,000.

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Search will continue for missing April Jones

Police investigating the disappearance of 5 year-old April Jones from her home town of Machynlleth say there will be no let up in their search.

Around 150 officers will continue to search the area.

April Jones has been missing for over a fortnight.

46-year-old Mark Bridger is being held in custody accused of the abduction and murder of the 5 year-old.

He also faces a charge of perverting the course of justice and will appear at Caernarfon Crown Court in January.


Prime Minister praises Welsh police force

Prime Minister David Cameron has praised Dyfed Powys Police for their investigation into the disappearance of 5 year-old April Jones from her home town of Machynlleth.

Speaking about the search during Prime Ministers Questions he said 'We've seen a whole community come together'.

Thousands of local people joined the search to try and find the missing school girl after she disappeared from the Bryn-y-Gog estate in Machynlleth on 1st October 2012.

April, who has cerebral palsy, was playing out on her bicycle as a treat for a good school report when she vanished.


Walk in support of April Jones fund

April Jones disappeared nearly two weeks ago from her home in Machynlleth Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

A walk will be held in Penarth on Sunday to raise money for the fund set up to support the family of missing 5-year-old April Jones.

A short walk from Penarth cliff tops playground to the pier will start at 11am. Organisers are asking every walker to donate a pound in the hope that they will raise more money during the walk.

In support of the search for April, organisers are asking people to wear pink and say they hope to be able to release some balloons from the pier.

To see more on the event click here.

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