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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Mark Bridger denies account is 'fabrication' or 'fantasy'

Mark Bridger has denied that his account of accidentally running April over is a 'lie', 'fabrication' or 'fantasy'.

Elwen Evans QC, prosecuting: "Your actions that night were clearly directed actions."

Mark Bridger: "No."

Miss Evans: "Drinking or not, you knew what you were doing."

Mr Bridger: "No."

He denied abducting April, saying he had 'no reason' to do so.

Elwen Evans: "What did you say to get her in your car?"

Mr Bridger: "I didn't speak to April."

Miss Evans: "You have a sexual interest in children."

Mr Bridger: "No."

Miss Evans: "I will ask you for the last time. What did you do with April?"

Mr Bridger: "I crushed her under my car."

Miss Evans: "What did you do with April's body?"

Mr Bridger: "I don't know. I don't know."

Miss Evans: "Please take a moment to focus on that."

Mr Bridger: "I have for the last nine months."

When asked again what he had done with April, Mark Bridger replied: "I don't have an answer. I'm sorry."

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