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A member of the public reacts as a prison van transports Mark Bridger from Aberystwyth Magistrates Court in Mid Wales on Oct. 8, 2012. Bridger appeared at court on Monday charged with the murder of missing school girl April Jones, child abduction and attempting to pervert the course of justice by disposing of her body.
The former slaughterhouse worker charged in the murder of April Jones, a missing five-year-old girl in a rural area of Wales, made his first appearance in court Monday, a week after she went missing. Mark Bridger was charged with murder, child abduction and attempting to pervert the course of justice by disposing of her body. Jones was last seen getting into a vehicle last Monday near her home in the rural market town of Machynlleth. Eighteen specialist search teams made up of 100 officers are involved in the hunt for Jones.
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