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Mark Bridger remanded on murder charge

Created on 08/10/2012 @ 10:32


Mark Bridger made his first appearance in court this morning since being charge with the abduction and murder of April Jones, 5, from Machynlleth last Monday.
Police had to hold back an angry mob which had gathered outside Aberystwyth Court to greet his brief appearance.
Bridger, 46, appeared before Aberystwyth magistrates and will appear at Caernarfon Crown Court on Wednesday. He confirmed his name and address and cried as he confirmed he understood the charges against him, according to the BBC.
He has also been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice, a charge that refers to the unlawful disposal and concealment of a body.
The court clerk read out each charge individually, asking Mr Bridger if he understood.
The BBC reports that when the murder charge was read out he answered "Yes" with tears in his eyes. He answered "Yes" twice more to confirm he had understood each charge.
When his name was read out, he said: "That is correct."
He answered "correct" to confirm that his date of birth was 6 November, 1965, and said the same for his Mount Pleasant farmhouse address at the village of Ceinws.
Mr Bridger was arrested on Tuesday - a day after the schoolgirl, who has not been found, disappeared.
A total of 100 police officers remain involved in the search for April.
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