Coral Jones sends Christmas message to missing daughter April

The mother of missing 5-year-old April Jones has posted a heart-rending message to her daughter on Facebook as they face Christmas without any news of their daughter who has been missing for more than two months.

Baby April,

We just want you home for Christmas. It's so hard, you not here, running around asking how long before Father Christmas is coming. And you trying to open your presents and trying and to help us wrap presents for family and friends.

Please come home.

– Coral Jones, Mother of April Jones

Officers, who are still scouring the countryside for her will take a fortnight's break to be with their families over Christmas before returning to the hunt.

April's family have asked well wishers to decorate their trees with a pink bauble for the missing school girl.

The villagers of Machynlleth are trying to enjoy Christmas despite knowing that April is still missing.And amongst the town centre's festive decorates there is a giant pink star in memory of the missing five-year-old.

The town would like to make the Christmas run-up as normal as possible under the circumstances...Some of the Christmas celebrations will be going ahead, as long as it's done with some sensitivity.

– Glenda Jenkins, Councillor

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Search for April Jones

The search for missing Machynlleth five-year-old April Jones continues. A fund set up to assist the search operation has so far amassed over £60,000.