Police Release Arrested Man Vehicle Picture In Missing Girl Search

Dyfed-Powys Police have released a picture of a blue Land Rover Discovery belonging to a man who has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of April Jones.

She was last seen by another child near her home in the Bryn Y Gog estate in Machynlleth, mid Wales, at around 7pm on Monday.

Police have been questioning 46-year-old Mark Bridger, who lives locally.

Det Supt Reg Bevan said: "We can confirm that we have in fact arrested Mark Leonard Bridger and he remains in custody in Aberystwyth.

"We appeal to anyone who has seen him in the past few days. We are in the process of pieceing together his movements and that of his vehicle from 5pm on Monday to 3.30pm on Tuesday afternoon when Mark Bridger was arrested.

"He was wearing a camoflague green jacket and black waterproof over trousers when he was arrested."

After showing pictures of Mr Bridger and his jeep, registration number L503MEP, he asked for anyone who had seen it to get in touch.

"The Land Rover Discovery was recovered from a repair garage in the Old Station Road area of Machynlleth on Tuesday afternoon," he said.

"We are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry, one of which is Mark Bridger.

"Please can you look at these images - did you see that vehicle between Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon?

"Do know Mark Bridger and did you see him again between Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon?

"If you did, please don't assume someone else has already contacted us.

"Even if you have the smallest information it could be crucial to the investigation."

Det Supt Reg Bevan urged the public to leave the search to trained teams including 40 skilled officers, including dog handlers, Coastguard teams from Aberystwyth, Borth, Aberdyfi and Harlech and RNLI inshore lifeboat teams.


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04 October 2012
Missing Girl Hunt Resumes
Dyfed-Powys Police are continuing their search for five-year-old missing April Jones. Police have been given a further 12 hours to question Mark Bridger, 46, who lives locally on suspicion of her abduction. Yesterday they released a picture of his blue Land Rover Discovery.
05 October 2012
April Jones Hunt Continues
The search for missing five-year-old April Jones has continued into its fifth day. Dyfed-Powys Police have arrested Mark Bridger, 46, on suspicion of murder. April, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was last seen by another child near her home in the Bryn Y Gog estate in Machynlleth, mid Wales, at around 7pm on Monday.
17 November 2014
Rented Home Of Mark Bridger Demolished
The former rented home of Mark Bridger, where he is believed to have murdered five-year-old April Jones, has been destroyed. According to reports, Carol and Paul Jones, April's parents, watched as the house was demolished. Bridger was sentenced to a whole-life term for the abduction and murder of April in October 2012.
02 October 2013
Inmate Given Second Life Term For Mark Bridger Attack
An inmate who attacked Mark Bridger in prison has been given a second life sentence. 24-year-old convicted murderer and rapist Juvinal Ferreira attacked Bridger, jailed for the murder of five-year-old April Jones, with a knife, made from a razor, at Wakefield prison in July.
09 July 2013
Child Murderer Mark Bridger Attacked In Prison
The man jailed for the murder of five-year-old April Jones, has been attacked in prison. It has been reported that Mark Bridger, who is serving a full-life term at Wakefield prison, was slashed across the face with a makeshift blade. It is likely he will be left permanently scarred.