UPDATE: 2.23pm

April police to quiz suspect again

Police looking for April Jones said they are trying to "piece together’’ Mark Bridger's movements around the time the five-year-old disappeared after they were given until 5pm tomorrow to question him.

Detective Superintendent Reg Bevan from Dyfed Powys Police said 46-year-old Bridger would be interviewed again today.

He told reporters at a press conference: "The investigation continues and our focus remains finding April.

"The investigation team will be interviewing Mark Bridger again today and we will continue to piece together his movements during the relevant times and look to overlay his account with that we've gleaned from witnesses, sightings and the other inquiries that we are conducting.’’

April has been missing since around 7pm on Monday when she vanished while playing with friends.


UPDATE: 10.43am


April Jones family launch pink ribbon campaign as hunt goes on

THE family of missing five-year-old April have launched a campaign urging people to fix a pink ribbon to their front doors or gates, or to a wear a pink ribbon as the hunt for the five-year-old goes on.

The missing girl's godmother Mair Raftree said pink was April's favourite colour.

Detectives were last night given an extra 12 hours to question abduction suspect Mark Bridger about the disappearance of five-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer April Jones from Machynlleth.

Police, who plan another press conference at 11am today, released images of Mark Bridger who was arrested on suspicion of abduction, and his vehicle.


Meanwhile, April's school, Ysgol Gynradd Machynlleth, has broached the subject of April's disappearance by linking it to its work with children on the importance of not speaking to strangers.

One parent told today how she didn't want to take her children to the school as the search for April continued, but changed her mind when the teachers "made the children feel so safe and made me feel so safe".