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 questioned over April Jones account

Elwen Evans QC, prosecuting, has asked Mark Bridger about April Jones' parents, Paul and Coral.

Mr Bridger said: "I can't even start to understand what they were going through. It was through speaking to [my boss] and the postman that I knew there was a huge search going on."

Miss Evans: "You had killed an unknown little girl."

Mr Bridger: "Yes."

Miss Evans: "You didn't even bother to find out who that little girl was."

Mr Bridger: "What was I supposed to do? Knock on people's doors?"

He said he 'didn't recognise' April that night because it was 'dark'.

He told the court: "My instinct was to go to the police station."

Miss Evans: "Did you go?"

Mr Bridger: "No."

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