Mark Bridger 'distraught' day after April vanished

Mark Bridger is back in the witness box at Mold Crown Court this morning, being cross-examined by the prosecution.

He has been questioned about his movements on October 2nd - the day after April went missing.

Elwen Evans QC, for the prosecution, asked him what sort of state he was in at around 8.30am that morning.

Mr Bridger replied: "I was in a completely different state to normal... the realisation of me killing a child is with me. I'm distraught, I'm upset, I've had a drink. It's slightly different to a normal morning."

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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.