April Jones murder trial: Jury sworn in as prosecution makes case against Mark Bridger


Blood matching the DNA of missing April Jones and burnt bone fragments that could have been from a juvenile’s skull were found at the home of Mark Bridger, prosecutors have said.

Opening their case, the prosecution said the former lifeguard was playing a ‘cruel game’ by trying to cover up the five-year-old’s killing.

April vanished while playing on her bike near her home in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, on October 1 last year and her body has never been found.

Opening the prosecution case at Mold crown court, Elwen Evans QC told the jury of nine women and three men the killing of April was ‘sexually motivated’.

She said Bridger, 47, from Ceinws, admitted driving April away, probably killing her and disposing of her body, but that he cannot remember where her body is, nor anything that happened after she got into his Land Rover.

‘Thereafter he doesn’t know, he can’t remember what he…

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