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April Jones: Man charged with missing girl's murder

2012-10-06 18:52:38

A man has been charged with the murder of missing five-year-old April Jones.

Mark Bridger, 46, was arrested the day after April went missing from near her home in Machynlleth, mid Wales, on Monday evening.

He has also been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice and child abduction.

A press conference by Dyfed- Powys Police is due to be held.

A fresh search for April resumed at daybreak on Saturday in and around her hometown of Machynlleth after she was last seen on Monday evening on the Bryn-y-Gog estate at 19:00 BST

It followed a decision by police to suspend night-time searches on Friday.

Hundreds of specialist search officers have been involved with more than 60 specialist trained officers made up of all the emergency services as well as dozens of mountain rescue teams.

More follows...

Source: bbc.co.uk

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