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.

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Blood in suspect's home matched April's DNA

The 5-year-old disappeared in October last year.

A jury has heard blood found in the home of the man accused of murdering schoolgirl April Jones matches the five-year-old's DNA.

Forensic Scientist Emma Howes said blood was found in various locations at Mark Bridger's home. She said it matched April's DNA profile and that there was a one-in-a-billion chance of it being someone else's blood.

She told the jury blood stains were found under the living room carpet. She said this stain indicates that the carpet was in 'prolonged contact' with a source of April Jones' blood.

Blood matching April's DNA was also found in the bathroom on a shower curtain and her DNA was found on a washing machine.

Mark Bridger, from Machynlleth, denies murder, abduction and intending to pervert the course of justice.

The trial continues at Mold Crown Court.

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