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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Bridger: 'You twist things to make it look like I'm lying'

A jury at Mold Crown Court has been hearing of text messages sent and received by Mark Bridger on the afternoon of October 2nd - the day after April went missing.

The prosecution say Mr Bridger learned police were looking for a left-hand drive, Land Rover-type vehicle, and that there was a child witness.

Elwen Evans: "You thought you could talk your way out of what you had done."

Mark Bridger: "I have to be very careful how I say things to you because you twist things to make it look like I am lying."

Miss Evans: "You came up with a story."

Mr Bridger: "No."

Miss Evans: "It was a lie."

Mr Bridger: "No."

Miss Evans: "It was a fantasy."

Mr Bridger: "No."

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