5 year old April Jones had been playing in the street in
front of her house, on her bike, and with local friends on
the Bryn-Y-Gog estate in Machynlleth, Powys. At 7:30pm her
mother reported her missing.
an immediate search.
Thanks to social
medias sites like Twitter and Facebook world spread and
local residents met at a community centre at 8pm to help the
By 10pm police
issue a statement saying they are concerned as April was
seen getting into a light coloured van.
October 2012, The search for April continues. At 3:30pm
a man is arrested. police said he has a Land rover discovery
similar to the one witnesses saw April climb in to.
October 2012, Police announce they have charges Mark
Bridger with child abduction, murder and perverting the
course of justice
October 2012, Bridger appeared at Aberystwyth
magistrates court charged with murder, child abduction and
attempting to pervert the course of justice - this charge
refers to unlawful disposal and concealment of a body.
The search for
April continues, the largest police operation in UK history.
Up to 16 search
teams - a total of 150 police officers a day - were
involved, including 10 police dogs, 100 mountain rescuers,
two RNLI vessels, kayakers and helicopter support, as well
as hundreds of local residents.
January 2013, Bridger appears at Mold Crown Court, he
denied abduction and murder. But his barrister says he may
be responsible fore her death.
April 2013, Trial begins at Mold Crown Court.
he must of ran over April in his car, but was too drunk to
human skull were found in his wood burner.
examined his computer they found indecent images of children
and child murder victims
After just 4
hours and 6 minutes the jury at Mold Crown Court found
Bridger guilty of child abduction, perverting the course of
justice, and murder.
father of 6, was given a whole life
tariff by the Judge,
Justice Griffith-Williams, who added, "You are a
pathological liar. There is no doubt in my mind that you are
the search for
April continues, although since the end of April 2013 this
was scaled down.