Mark Bridger appears in court

Mr Bridger will next appear in court on 11th January to enter a plea. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Mark Bridger has appeared before Caernarfon Crown court. The 46-year-old appeared via video link and spoke only to confirm that he could hear the court. He remained looking straight ahead throughout the 19 minute hearing.

Mr Bridger is accused of murdering five-year-old April Jones from Machynlleth. He is also charged with child abduction and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He was remanded in custody until 11th January when a plea and case management hearing will be held.