Mark Bridger "visibly upset" at garage, April Jones jury hears

The trial of Mark Bridger has resumed at Mold Crown Court. The jury is hearing evidence from staff at the garage where the defendant dropped off his Land Rover for repairs.

Prosecutor Elwen Evans QC read a statement from Sophy Zlajic, an office clerk at Dyfi Autos.

In her statement, she said Mr Bridger brought his left hand drive Discovery into garage at 9.30am on Oct 2nd - the morning after April went missing.

He said "I've just heard, I haven't got TV or radio up there".

"I took it that he was referring to April but he didn't mention her by name. He looked visibly upset, teary eyed."

"He said 'now is not the best time for this to happen' - referring to the car".

"He said 'I could use this to help"

"I took this to mean with the search"."I found it odd that he was so upset by it all. As a community we were all upset, but he seemed on the verge of crying"

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April Jones murder trial

Mark Bridger has been jailed for life for the abduction and murder of five-year-old April Jones from Machynlleth. The 47-year-old was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice. The judge said he will never be released from prison.