April town no sym­pa­thy for slashed killer

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By RACHEL SPENCER rachel@sun­daysport.co.uk

PEO­PLE in the town of miss­ing schoolgirl April Jones yes­ter­day ap­plauded the lag who slashed her killer Mark Bridger in a knife at­tack.

Fam­ily and friends in the town called on Bridger to make his own life eas­ier be­hind bars by re­veal­ing what he did with the body.

Mum-of-two Julie Wil­liams said: “No one has any sym­pa­thy for him.

“He is so evil for not say­ing where her body is. Other pris­on­ers may let off him if he lets the au­thor­i­ties know what he did with April.

“It’s the least he should do – this at­tack may frighten him into do­ing the right thing. But it won’t bring April back to her fam­ily.”

Pae­dophile Bridger was scarred for life af­ter the at­tack at Wake­field Prison as he walked along a gang­way.

Prison of­fi­cers saved Bridger – caged af­ter his con­vic­tion in May – from fur­ther in­jury and took him to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal where medics stitched his face.

Friends and fam­ily in April’s home­town of Machyn­l­leth, Mid Wales, had no sym­pa­thy for Bridger.

Fam­ily friend Alexan­der Dar­ra­cott said: “Was he ex­pect­ing an easy ride in prison? He doesn’t de­serve any sym­pa­thy af­ter what he did. Let the in­mates get on with it.”

The body of April, 5, has never been found apart from frag­ments of skull in Bridger’s fire.

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