April Jones murder trial

Mark Bridger has been jailed for life for the abduction and murder of five-year-old April Jones from Machynlleth. The 47-year-old was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice. The judge said he will never be released from prison.

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April Jones' parents urge online child abuse crackdown

The parents of April Jones say they want a law in their daughter's name to try to stop images of child sex abuse being so readily available on the internet. Mark Bridger was last week given a life sentence for abducting and murdering five-year-old April Jones in a sexually motivated attack.

Speaking on ITV's This Morning programme, Paul and Coral Jones also said their daughter's killer had 'no right' to call her 'little April' as he repeatedly did in court.

Rob Osborne reports.

April Jones' parents: Bridger had no right to call her 'little April'

"[Bridger] was just spinning lies to fit the situation all the time" said Paul Jones.

"It was hard to listen to that, because he was talking about April, how he tried to help her"

"Everybody knows 'little April', but he had no right to call her little April" said Coral Jones.

"He just lied and lied".

April's parents say they'd like to create a law which would crack down on child abuse images online.

"Indecent images of children should be removed and I've said I'd like to do it in April's name" said Coral.


First Minister calls for action against online pornography

First Minister Carwyn Jones says he will write to the Prime Minister following Mark Bridger's conviction for the murder of April Jones, asking for action to counter the availability of images of child sex abuse on the internet.

We were all deeply shocked the events surrounding the tragic murder of April Jones. There are some who take the view that the internet should be as unfettered as possible. I do not take that view when it comes to - among other things - child pornography.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones AM

Mr Jones was replying to Montgomeryshire AM Russell George. His constituency includes Machynlleth where Mark Bridger abducted April Jones. Hundreds of indecent images were found on the murderer's computer.

Mr George called on the First Minister to support efforts to get internet search companies to adopt a zero-tolerance to such images. He also said that Mark Bridger's conviction and sentencing gave the 'tear in the community fabric' of Machynlleth the chance to heal.


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