Thursday 23 November 2017

TV crew may have caught suspect on camera

Pink ribbons have been tied to the fence outside the home of missing 5-year old April Jones in Machynlleth

A TV crew may have unwittingly captured the main suspect in the April abduction walking along the riverbank close to where he was later arrested.

The footage on Channel 4 news shows a man matching the description of Mark Bridger walking along the River Dyfi shortly before he was arrested nearby.

According to one report the man pictured may have asked searchers along the river bank if they had any news about the missing five-year-old.

Bridger was held as walked along a road near the river Dyfi bridge in Machynlleth, Powys, not far from where April was snatched.

Police are reviewing the footage for any clues.

Meanwhile April's godmother said the youngster will be in desperate need of medication that she is supposed to take daily for health problems.

Mair Raftree revealed the five-year-old would need her pills for mild cerebral palsy and irritable bowel syndrome.

Coral Jones, mother of April, has asked local to wear a pink ribbons, and them tie to their gates and doors, to highlight the campaign to bring her daughter home safely.

The five-year-old's godmother Mair Raftree said: "What Coral has asked everybody to do is, if they can, either put one on front doors, gates, or to wear a pink ribbon, because obviously that's a favourite colour for April."

Breaking down, she added: "Just anybody, please, wear a pink ribbon."

By Richard Alleyne

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