UPDATE SUNDAY 3.45.pm
“MARK BRIDGER CHARGED WITH PERVERTING THE COURSE OF JUSTICE – CHILD ABDUCTION & THE MURDER OF APRIL JONES”.
Police searching for missing five-year-old April Jones have appealed for residents in the area of Machynlleth, the Welsh village where the she was last seen, to check their “gardens, outbuildings and immediate environments” for any clues to her disappearance.
The search for Jones has now entered it’s fourth day and is becoming ever more urgent. Detectives confirmed that Jones suffers from cerebral palsy and would be in pain without her medication.
Police have been given until 5pm tomorrow to question the only suspect in the case, 46-year-old, Mark Bridger.
Detectives have said that they are dealing with a “vast amount of forensic analysis” but have made it clear that this alone will not solve the case and that help from the public is crucial.
The appeal came as Prime Minister David Cameron issued a heartfelt appeal for information.
He said: “My heart just goes out to April’s family.
“This is every family’s nightmare, having this happen and the fact that she suffers from cerebral palsy, something I know a little about from my own children, only makes this worse.
“My appeal would be to everyone, if you know anything, if you saw anything, heard anything, have any ideas you can bring forward, talk to the police, help this family find their lovely child.”
Bridger is due to be interviewed again today with police still trying to piece together his movements around the time of Jones’ disappeared.
MACHYNLLETH, WALES – OCTOBER 03: Police search bushes in fields close to where Mark Bridger was arrested on October 3, 2012 near Machynlleth, Wales. Five-year-old April Jones was abducted from outside her house on Monday night. Police have arrested 46-year-old Mark Bridger in connection with her disappearance in the Machynlleth area. . (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images
MACHYNLLETH, WALES – OCTOBER 03: Canoeists search river banks close to where Mark Bridger was arrested on October 3, 2012 near Machynlleth, Wales. April Jones, a five-year-old girl was abducted from outside her house on Monday night. Police have arrested 46-year-old Mark Bridger in connection with her disappearance in the Machynlleth area. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Detective Superintendent Reg Bevan during a press conference in the Welsh Government Building in Aberystwyth Ceredigion, holding up a photo of 46-year-old Mark Bridger who has been arrested following the abduction of April Jones, and his Land Rover.
April Jones’s mother Coral, with step-grandfather Dai Smith, during a press conference in the Welsh Government Building in Aberystwyth Ceredigion, where she appealed for a safe return of her daughter.
“My prayers are will all the family of little April. ”