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Missing 5yr old girl April Jones

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TheBlackKnight Report 2 Oct 2012 12:13

April Jones was believed abduced on Monday 1st October from Machynlleth in Wales. Still missing if you can spread the word it may help. Thank you

Please click on link below

Dyfed-Powys Police have asked anyone with information to contact a dedicated hotline on 0300 2000 333.

Help if you can please


GlitterBaby Report 2 Oct 2012 12:52

Just reading about this on BBC

Wondering why a 5 year old was out playing at that time of night.


supercrutch Report 2 Oct 2012 12:58

It's on the news here continually.

Just hoping she is found safe and well.

Best not to watch Sky News as their coverage, as usual, has been sensationalised and, in my view, they seem like bloody vultures!


~Lynda~ Report 2 Oct 2012 12:59

PLEASE, before asking why a child is out that time of night, ask why some evil bugger took her.

None of us know why she was out, perhaps her parents thought she lived in a safe place.

We DON'T know the circumstances,her being found is THE priority.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 2 Oct 2012 13:10

I know Machynlleth quite well, it's a small, seemingly 'safe' little town, surrounded by hills and woods, roads out to Welsh coast along the estuary, it's quite far to the west it wouldn't have been dark at that time over there, sun setting but not dark.


AnnMarieG Report 2 Oct 2012 13:16

please all pray for her to be found safe and sound. Its a sad, sad world that our children cant be safe anywhere.My thoughts are with her parents. :-( :-(


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 2 Oct 2012 14:00

Praying that April will be found safe and well <3


JoyBoroAngel Report 2 Oct 2012 14:18

i was so sorry to hear this
my heart goes out to the poor little girl
may she be found safe and well :-( :-( :-(


TheBlackKnight Report 2 Oct 2012 14:22

I was just going to say the same as Joy.

Lets hope April is found safe & well soon.


Merlin Report 2 Oct 2012 14:22

Similarities with the other little girl who was abducteed by some one in a White Van, Lets hope and pray the result is not the same and she is found asap.**M**.


TheBlackKnight Report 2 Oct 2012 14:39

April Jones was playing with friends near her home in Machynlleth but was seen getting into a grey or light coloured van at 19:00 BST on Monday.

Around 200 people helped in a search of streets, farmland and woodland through the night.

April was last seen wearing a purple knee-length coat with a fur hood, white school polo top and black trousers.

The Ysgol Gynradd Machynlleth pupil had been playing on her bicycle with friends near her home on the Bryn-y-Gog estate.

Dyfed-Powys Police said all the witnesses to her suspected abduction were children.

Det Supt Reg Bevan said getting information from the children would take time.

"It's a delicate and difficult process interviewing young children who were the witnesses to this," he said.

April Jones was playing with friends near her home in Machynlleth but was seen getting into a light coloured van

"That's continuing - it commenced last night and it will continue this morning and hopefully I will have more information for you later."

A hotline number has been released for people to call with information - 0300 2000 333.

Det Supt Bevan added: "We're liaising with our colleagues, neighbouring forces, [getting] specialist advice.

"We've got specially trained family liaison officers supporting April's family."

He also praised the "tremendous response" from the community.

Local people gathered at Machynlleth Leisure Centre on Monday evening to help look for the girl, as news of her disappearance spread on social network sites.

Posters of April were also circulated and put up around the town.
Dog teams

Police also set up road blocks to check vehicles, while the street where April disappeared has been cordoned off.

Det Ch Supt Simon Powell of Dyfed-Powys Police said officers were "becoming increasingly concerned for her safety".

He said the force had launched an "intensive search and criminal investigation" into the abduction.

"April was last seen playing on a bicycle near her home address and was seen getting into what we believe was a light-coloured van which then drove off," he added.

Insp Kevin Davies said the fire service and police dog teams had been mobilised, and vehicle check-points set up.

"There is mention of a grey van, we're looking at that as one of the angles of inquiry," he said. "Nothing is being overlooked. It's an angle, it's an inquiry that we're pursuing along with other angles.

"We're searching the area. Everything we can possibly do is being done.

"The family are obviously distressed. We're trying to keep them informed, we've got an officer allocated to them just to keep them informed as to what's happening. Any information, we'll share with them."

Shadow Welsh Secretary, Owen Smith MP, told the Labour conference in Manchester that the thoughts and prayers of all delegates are with the missing girl and her family.

"We all pray she's back in her community and with her family as soon as humanly possible," he added.

Meanwhile, Powys County Council said it was providing support for pupils and staff at April's school. Both the primary school and adjacent secondary school are open with lessons continuing as usual.

The council said refuse and recycling collections in the town had been suspended for the day, with the workers involved volunteering to join in the police search.

Machynlleth, an historic market town in countryside in the Dyfi Valley, has a population of around 2,100.

Search volunteer Anwen Morris said locals had searched an area with a 30-mile radius overnight using quad bikes and off-road vehicles.

Local people described the family as "very well liked" and said they had helped create a community garden on the town's Bryn-y-Gog estate, which has more than 100 homes.

Alun Hughes, a friend of the family, said: "We were out last night and at the moment we are waiting for the police to organise specialist searches of the town."

Brian Vaughn, whose daughter goes to school with April, described her as a "lovely little girl". He said: "Everybody just wants her back, really.

"Whatever we've got to do, we'll do it. We're just hoping for the best, that she's closer rather than further away."


Suzanne Report 2 Oct 2012 14:51

the child is a cousin to my daughters friend,her mother is from holyhead and i believe she moved to mid wales about 5yrs ago.
although a dont agree thats its ok for a 5yr old to be out playing at 7pm, i like most people hope she is found soon,her parents must be going through hell. :-(


JoyBoroAngel Report 2 Oct 2012 14:53

Police have cordoned off an area near to the missing five-year-old's house

fingers crossed its not bad news :-( :-(

news conference to be held at 4.30

i been told this may involve the parents making an appeal


TheBlackKnight Report 2 Oct 2012 14:57

I do hope it's not bad news. :-(


JoyBoroAngel Report 2 Oct 2012 14:57


~Lynda~ Report 2 Oct 2012 15:31

Suzanne, it doesn't matter if you agree or not on a 5 year old being out at 7 it has nothing to do with her being abducted, we have no knowledge on why she was out, or the circumstances, I've heard plenty of parents from the area in interviews today, saying it's the norm where they live. Just because you may not agree doesn't make what you think right. Every area is different, as is every parent.

My daughter once lost my hand in the West End of London, she was 5, I wasn't a non caring parent. My friends Niece, aged 8 was murdered by a family friend, her parents were not caring parents.

Let the little girl be found before anyone criticizes the parents eh?


JoyBoroAngel Report 2 Oct 2012 16:45

46 year old male arrested


supercrutch Report 2 Oct 2012 16:48

God I hope that means she is still alive as the arrest was so quick.


TheBlackKnight Report 2 Oct 2012 16:51

They are still looking for April Jones, lets just hope she is safe.


JoyBoroAngel Report 2 Oct 2012 16:57

they also have the van he is local and known to the police