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Bridger attacked to reveal where April's body hidden

Mark Bridger was given a whole life term in May for murdering Machynlleth schoolgirl April Jones. Credit: PA

April Jones' killer, Mark Bridger, was slashed with a knife fashioned out of a razor at Wakefield Prison.

His attacker Juvinal Ferreira, 24, had five years added to his existing term, at Leeds Crown Court today.

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The premeditated attack happened three days after Bridger was allowed to associate with other prisoners.

Ferreira and other life prisoners had talked about attacking Bridger to make him reveal the whereabouts of April's body, police were told.

Jonathan Sharp, prosecuting, said: "He said that Bridger's crime had been discussed, and he claimed people had suggested that if Bridger was attacked, rather than say befriended, Bridger would then be more likely to reveal where April Jones's body was."

Bridger needed more than 30 stitches to the face wound, which required surgery under general anaesthetic. He will be scarred for life.

He also suffered a cut to his arm as he tried to defend himself.

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Grandparents' floral tribute 'in loving memory' of April

A floral tribute in memory of April Jones outside St Peter's Church, Machynlleth. Credit: PA Wire

Pink floral tributes were placed at the entrance of St Peter's Church by well-wishers, carrying heartfelt messages of sympathy for April Jones and her family.

One stated simply: "Fly high little angel, forever in our hearts, lots of love, Lorna, Boyd, Connie, Ella and Ewan."

Another pink bouquet carried the message: "In loving memory of April. From Nan and Grandad."

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Carefree and smiling April pictured on Order of Service

The Order of Service showed a picture of April Jones on the beach. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The Order of Service pictured a carefree and smiling April Jones on the beach wearing a bright orange top and shorts.

Her devastated mother sobbed audibly in grief as she walked slowly into the funeral service for her murdered daughter.

After the service, the funeral party left the church for a private burial.

The funeral service for April Jones was held at St Peter's Church in the market town of Machynlleth. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Funeral for April Jones to take place in Machynlleth

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The five-year-old disappeared from outside her home in October last year Credit: Family / Dyfed Powys Police

The town of Machynlleth will come to standstill today as people pay their last respects to April Jones.

April disappeared when playing outside her home on the Bryn-y-gog estate in Machynlleth on 1st October last year.

She was never seen again and despite one of the biggest police searches ever mounted her body has never been recovered.

Mark Bridger was found guilty of her abduction and murder earlier this year. The 47-year-old paedophile is currently serving a whole life sentence.

A horse-drawn hearse will carry her coffin through the town before a service is held at St. Peter's Church. Local people, many of whom took part in the search to find her, are expected to line the main street.

April's parents, Paul and Coral Jones, have asked people to wear pink - her favourite colour - as a way of remembering her.

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