Police: 'The strength of evidence was overwhelming'

Detective Superintendent Andy John, senior investigating officer in the April Jones investigation, has spoken outside court.

He described Mark Bridger as an 'evil and manipulative individual' who had 'gone to enormous lengths' to destroy evidence, but said the case against him was 'overwhelming'.

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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.