Miss­ing April ac­cused trial is ad­journed

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

THE par­ents of April Jones must wait an­other two months be­fore the man ac­cused of their daugh­ter’s kid­nap and mur­der goes on trial.

The trial of Mark Bridger, 47, ( above) had been sched­uled to start this week at Mold Crown Court, nearly five months af­ter the five-year-old went miss­ing while play­ing near her home in Machyn­l­leth, Mid Wales.

But Mr Jus­tice Grif­fith-Wil­liams agreed to a de­fence ap­pli­ca­tion for the case to be de­layed for “fur­ther in­quiries” to be car­ried out.

April Jones, who suf­fered a mild form of cere­bral palsy, had been play­ing on her bi­cy­cle with friends in the Bryn-y-Gog es­tate when she van­ished on Oc­to­ber 1 last year.

Mr Bridger, who lived in Ceinws has pleaded not guilty to un­law­fully ab­duct­ing April on Oc­to­ber 1, 2012, mur­der­ing her and per­vert­ing the course of jus­tice by dis­pos­ing, de­stroy­ing or con­ceal­ing the child’s body.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.