The parents of April Jones say they do not want the site of her killer's former home to become a memorial garden following its demolition.Read the full story ›
Councillor Michael Williams said Mark Bridger's rented house had served as a painful reminder of the loss of April Jones, until the property was demolished today.
Everyone in the Machynlleth area will be relieved. It will especially be a huge relief for Coral and Paul and the rest of April Jones' family and the people living in the village of Ceinws.
It [was] the house of evil.
The parents of five-year-old girl April Jones say they are relieved the 'House from Hell' - where it is believed their daughter was murdered - has been demolished.
April Jones' parents have told me how important it is to be here today for the final demolition of her killer's house.
It's opened my wounds up again - it's the House from Hell. Bad memories will always be here in your heart, but it will help the other people to heal, and the community looking onto the evil house - it'll be gone.
We just take each day, each hour, each minute as it comes.
We'll always remember April as a happy, energetic girl - smiling, singing - that's how we'll remember her.
For now, this is one chapter closed.
Our local community has been brilliant. To be honest, without them, I don't know how we could have done it.
I don't see how we could move anywhere else - if we start running, when do we stop?
Mr and Mrs Jones also said they did not want the house to be a 'memorial site' to their daughter.
April Jones' family are watching the final stages of the demolition in silence. April's brother and sister are here too, standing near their parents.
The family have walked hand-in-hand to join locals standing at the top of the hill overlooking the cottage to watch it be destroyed.
Some local residents are in tears as they quietly watch. The final work is expected to take two hours.
The parents of murdered schoolgirl April Jones, Paul and Coral, are present to see the demolition of the house where Mark Bridger lived in Ceinws, Powys.
A Cardiff demolition team have been working on the site for days.
It is understood the Welsh Government bought the property for £149,000 so it could be destroyed.
Demolition work is due to finish today on the house where it is believed Machynlleth schoolgirl April Jones was murdered.
The house - situated in Ceinws, Powys - was the home of Mark Bridger, who was found guilty of killing the five-year-old.
It was bought by the Welsh Government following his trial.
Work has begun to tear down the former home of Mark Bridger, who was jailed for the murder of five-year-old April Jones.
On Friday workmen began removing the roof of the cottage at Ceinws, Powys, where it is believed Bridger murdered April after snatching her from a street near her home in Machynlleth.
The house will be fully demolished on Monday.
The parents of the murdered schoolgirl say April's "spirit can be free".
The Welsh Government paid the owner of the cottage £149,000 for the property, the same sum he had paid for it in 2008, after pleas from April's family for it to be demolished.
The mother of April Jones says she still wants her daughter's killer, Mark Bridger, to tell her where he put her body. Coral Jones made the comments on ITV's This Morning programme. Both Paul and Coral Jones, have been speaking about how their coping with life without their little girl.
The parents of April Jones have spoken about how they're coping with the loss of their little girl, two years after she went missing. Paul and Coral Jones have been speaking to ITV's This Morning programme.
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