April's parents, Coral and Paul Jones, have released a statement on the search for their daughter.
They say they are grateful for the support they have received from around the world, since their 5-year-old daughter went missing 10 weeks ago.
The messages and support from all over the world have continued and we remain grateful that we are in people’s thoughts and prayers. The empathy shown towards us by not only local people but those from afar has shown us that people really do come together during difficult times.
We are extremely grateful to Dyfed Powys Police for their continued efforts to find April. The dedication and determination shown by the search teams who have come from all over the UK has been truly amazing. We take comfort to think that they will be returning to their families to earn a well deserved rest over the Christmas and New Year period.
We understand that Christmas will be a particularly difficult time without April being amongst us but as parents of Harley and Jazmin we will obviously acknowledge the festive season as best as we can. We sincerely hope that families around the world will enjoy a peaceful and loving Christmas.
Prisoners in HMP Shewsbury have donated a bench in memory of missing five-year-old April Jones.
More than two hundred people took part in a charity walk to raise money for the April Jones Fund.
As the search for missing five year old April Jones continues, well-wishers light candles and lanterns for her.