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April accused in court

The former lifeguard accused of killing schoolgirl April Jones has appeared in court at the start of his trial for murder.

Mark Bridger (47) was arrested the day after five-year-old April vanished while playing on her bike near her home in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, last October.

Bridger spoke only to confirm his name as he appeared in the dock at Mold Crown Court for the start of his trial, which is expected to continue until the middle of June.

Irish Independent