Thursday, 4 October 2012

Desperate hunt for April enters fourth night: 220 police officers now out looking for girl, 5, as official suspect's home is searched

Where is she? April was last seen by another child, getting into a vehicle

  • Hundreds of local residents join police search for a fourth day
  • Officers dig up paving stones at Mark Bridger's home
  • More than 220 officers now involved in operation to find April
  • Police appeal for people to search gardens and outbuildings
  • Appeal is U-turn on original instruction to let only authorities search
  • Detectives have until 5pm tomorrow to question suspect
  • David Cameron appeals for April's safe return

  • Missing: April vanished while playing outside near her home in the Bryn Y Gog estate in Machynlleth, Wales, on Monday night

    1) April Jones home, 2) alleged abduction site, 3) garage where Mark Bridger's vehicle was seized, 4) River Dyfi where searches are being carried out 5) Road where Bridger was arrested and 6) the estuary for the River Dyfi

    Police are seen searching the area next to the home of chief suspect Mark Bridger

    Rescue teams carefully search the River Dovey using ropes in the painstaking search for April

    Hundreds of residents of Machynlleth and its surrounding area have joined the police search for the five-year-old for a fourth successive day

    mountain rescue team searches underwater along the River Dyfi near Ceinws, Powys

    Search teams out on the River Dovey to the West of Machynlleth today

    Teams dressed in forensic overalls and face masks were seen searching at the detached house

    Under questioning- Police are to interview Bridger for a third time today

    Press conference-Mrs Jones, with step-grandfather Dai Smith yesterday, said she is 'desperate' for any news

    Located-Mr Bridger's Land Rover Discovery was discovered in this repair shop on Tuesday afternoon

    Police released a picture of Bridger's blue Land Rover Discovery, registration L503 MEP

    Detective Superintendent Bevan, leading the inquiry, appealed for witnesses who may have seen Bridger or his Land Rover Discovery 4x4 vehicle, registration number L503 MEP, between Monday evening, when April disappeared, and Tuesday afternoon, when Bridger was arrested.

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