Tuesday, May 21, 2013

April Jones trial: 'I could have burnt the body'


Mark Bridger denied abducting April Jones after a ‘build-up of sexual frustrations’, a court has heard.
The 47-year-old, who is on trial for the abduction and murder of the five-year-old, denied sexually assaulting April in police interviews after his arrest last year.
Jurors in Mold crown court have already heard how Bridger is accused of accessing indecent images on his computer the morning April disappeared.
In a police interview read out in court today, the former abattoir worker denied abducting April as a direct result of viewing the images.
He said if he had intended to go out and abduct a child [every time he accessed indecent images] there would ‘not be any young children left in Machynlleth’.
When it was put to him by the interviewing officer that maybe he had intended to do just that but he never had the opportunity, Bridger responded: ‘Maybe that’s just s***.’
April, who had cerebral palsy, vanished while playing on her bicycle with her best friend near her house in Machynlleth’s Bryn-Y-Gog estate on October 1 last year.
Her body has never been found, despite the biggest search operation in British policing history.
Bridger, who wept in court today as parts of his interviews were read out, has claimed he accidentally killed the youngster and accepts disposing of her body but claims he cannot remember the details due to a mixture of alcohol and panic.
The trial was adjourned until tomorrow.

April Jones trial: 'I could have burnt the body', says Mark Bridger

Mark Bridger, 47, also said he would have been "lynched" if he had been seen taking the five-year-old out of his car, Mold Crown Court heard

The former slaughterman accused of murdering schoolgirl April Jones told police that he "could have burnt the body", a court heard today.
Mark Bridger, 47, also said he would have been "lynched" if he had been seen taking the five-year-old out of his car, Mold Crown Court heard.
The jury in Bridger's trial were hearing transcripts of his police interviews for a third day, read to the court by Paul Hobson, prosecuting, and interviewing officer Detective Constable Louise Thomas.
Mr Hobson also read a statement from detention officer Stephen Carr who said Bridger spoke to him about how he was trying to remember what he had done with April's body.
Former abattoir worker Bridger says he accidentally killed the youngster when he ran her over and accepts that he must have got rid of her body but cannot remember how it did it due to the fact he was drunk and panicking.
Mr Carr said that Bridger, who was once a firefighter for the London Fire Brigade, told him how he would have "laid her to rest" for the body to be found and that he may have covered it with a tarpaulin sheet.
Mr Carr said: "Then he went on to say that he could have burnt the body but with his firefighter training he informed me that burning flesh smells like pork. He said the flesh would smell and his clothing would smell and that he would remember having set a fire."
The jury heard that Bridger told an interviewing police officer that he could not remember how he had disposed of April's body but that he did not think he would have taken her out of the car as someone would have seen him.
Bridger told police: "They would have lynched me. They would have got hold of me."
But he told the police if he had been seen then it would have "proved then what I want to prove to you. That I crushed her and I gave her as much medical attention as I could."
April, who had cerebral palsy, vanished while playing on her bike with her best friend near their homes on Machynlleth's Bryn-Y-Gog estate on October 1 last year.
Bridger, from Ceinws, denies abducting and murdering the schoolgirl in a "sexually motivated" attack.
April's body was never found despite the biggest search operation in British policing history.

Source: PAUL KEAVENY © independent.co.uk



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

April Jones trial: bloodstains in Mark Bridger's home offer clues to child's fate


Heavy bloodstains in the living room of the man who allegedly abducted and murdered April Jones may suggest the five-year-old girl had been lying in the area for some time, an expert has claimed.
Emma Howes, a forensic scientist, told Mold crown court the considerable staining close to Mark Bridger's log burner could indicate the blood came directly from April rather than from an object wet with it. She also told the jury there was a trail of dripping blood in the living room, from the door to the centre of the room.
The prosecution claims that Bridger, a 47-year-old former slaughterman and lifeguard, abducted April, murdered her and then concealed, disposed of or destroyed her body. It alleges his motive was sexual.
Bridger denies the allegations and told the police he knocked April over in a road accident, panicked and drove her away. He said he could not remember what happened to her body but claimed she was not in his Land Rover when he got home.
Howes told the jury she had examined recent cuts made to the centre of the carpet of Bridger's living room, though she could not say if these were made at the same time as the bloodstains.
She said three knives were inspected, including a scorched boning knife found on top of the log burner. No blood was detected on them.
Howes explained how in some areas blood was found only on the underside of the carpet, suggesting visible bloodstains had been cleaned away. She said traces of April's blood was also found in the hallway and the bathroom of Bridger's home in Mount Pleasant, Ceinws village, mid-Wales.
Asked about Bridger's clothing, Howes said she could not eliminate the possibility that April had "contributed DNA" to a sample taken from the inside of the defendant's tracksuit bottoms.
April disappeared as she played on her bicycle near her home in Machynlleth, a few minutes' drive from Ceinwys, on 1 October last year.
The trial continues.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fakta.

I once said that i can be such a fool when it comes to dealing with death; especially of those who used to be close to me.

Honestly, not to say that i'm the best of human being, but as far as im concerned, i always try and still trying my best to treat people as kindly as i can even just with a smile. My point is, ajal skrg datang bila2 masa tak kira umur berapa, bila, tua/muda,sakit/tak sakit. And even aku yg cuba layan semua org sebaik mungkin ni pun i always feel like it's never enough. When i lost the people i love, or anyone i know, i always tell myself that i could've done more. I could've spent more time with them.

Macamana pulak orang yg tak pandai layan orang baik2 ye? It's not gonna be good to live in regrets. Appreciate those around you. You never know if that time kau buat muka taik or buat perangai taik dgn org, that might be the last memory yang kau ada dengan orang tu. and lepas tu u'll be like "ya Allah. Kalau aku tau.... (blablabla)" the thing is, you never know. this is a reminder to myself as well. Another long post. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Fuccin Sick Man- Ariel Castro


Tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a six-year-old girl who was rescued from his house with three women this week, the state's top prosecutor said Friday.
Attorney general Mike DeWine's office confirmed Castro's paternity in a news release. He said that a sample of Castro's DNA was taken Thursday and forensic scientists worked through the night on the case.
The girl is the daughter of Amanda Berry, who authorities said was held for about a decade in Castro's house in Cleveland along with Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight. Castro is being held on $8m bond.
The development in the case comes a day after prosecutors said they may seek the death penalty against Castro. Police allege he impregnated one of his captives at least five times and made her miscarry by starving her and punching her in the stomach. The allegations contained in a police report also said another one of the women, Amanda Berry, was forced to give birth in a plastic children's pool.
Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said his office will decide whether to bring aggravated murder charges punishable by death in connection with the pregnancies that were terminated by force.
"Capital punishment must be reserved for those crimes that are truly the worst examples of human conduct," he said. "The reality is we still have brutal criminals in our midst who have no respect for the rule of law or human life."
Castro, a 52-year-old former school bus driver, is being held under a suicide watch in jail, where he is charged with rape and kidnapping.
A sample of Castro's DNA was delivered to state crime investigators Thursday afternoon and scientists rushed to process it and enter it into a national database to see if it links him to other crimes, Lisa Peterson Hackley, spokeswoman for DeWine, confirmed in an email Friday.
McGinty said Castro will be charged for every act of sexual violence, assault and other crimes committed against the women, suggesting the counts could number in the hundreds, if not thousands.

Among the chilling details in the police report:
• Berry, now 27, told officers that she was forced to give birth in a plastic pool in the house so it would be easier to clean up. Berry said she, her baby, now six, and the two other rescued women had never been to a doctor during their captivity.
• Michelle Knight, now 32, said her five pregnancies ended after Castro starved her for at least two weeks and "repeatedly punched her in the stomach until she miscarried." She also said Castro forced her to deliver Berry's baby under threat of death if the baby died. Knight said that when the newborn stopped breathing, she revived her through mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
• All three women said Castro chained them up in the basement but eventually let them live on the home's second floor. Each woman told a similar story about being abducted after accepting a ride from Castro.
During his brief arraignment Thursday, Castro tried to hide his face, tucking his chin inside his shirt collar. He appeared to close his eyes during the hearing and awkwardly signed documents while handcuffed. He did not speak or enter a plea.
In court, prosecutor Brian Murphy said Castro used the women "in whatever self-gratifying, self-serving way he saw fit."
Kathleen DeMetz, a public defender assigned to represent him at the hearing, did not comment on his guilt or innocence or object when prosecutors recommended bail be set at $5m. The judge, instead, ordered Castro held on $8m.
Castro was arrested Monday, when Berry broke out of his run-down house and called police while he was away. Police found the two other women inside. The women had vanished separately between 2002 and 2004, when they were 14, 16 and 20.
Berry and DeJesus, 22, went home with relatives on Wednesday. Knight was reported in good condition at a Cleveland hospital.
The police report gave a detailed account of their escape, beginning with Berry's discovery that a door was unlocked, leaving only a bolted outer door between her and freedom.
Berry feared it was a test: she said Castro occasionally left a door unlocked to test them. But she called to neighbors on a porch for help and was able to get out.
Police then entered the house and found the other women, who threw themselves into the officers' arms.
Castro's two brothers, who were arrested with him but later cleared of involvement in the case, appeared in court on unrelated charges Thursday and were released.
Years before the women's abductions and abuse, Castro terrorized the mother of his children, beating her and locking her indoors, her relatives said in interviews Thursday with the Associated Press.
Monica Stephens, Castro's former daughter-in-law, who now lives in Florida, met Castro's son in 2002. They married in 2004 but split up in 2006. Stephens on Thursday recalled conversations with her ex-husband in which he said he and his mother were beaten by Castro.
"They were like hostages in their own house," she said.
Relatives say that in 1996, Figueroa finally left Castro after he hit her for the last time. After one particularly bad beating, Figueroa ran outside with one of her sons, crying out to neighbors just as the captive women did.
"The neighbors went across the street to get her," Elida Caraballo said. "And that was the last time she ever stepped in the house."
Some relatives of Castro have said they were shocked by the allegations against him. An uncle, Julio Castro, said it's been difficult news to absorb.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Covering it up

Surveillance footage of Mark Bridger with a dog during the search for April Jones. Her body was never found. Photograph: Dyfed-Powys police/PA


The man accused of abducting and murdering April Jones joined the search for the five-year-old girl on the afternoon after she went missing, a jury has been told.
Mark Bridger met a 20-strong group looking for April on a riverbank less than an hour before he was arrested, Mold crown court heard.
He told the searchers he had been out looking for April all night, but then contradicted himself and said he had only heard that she was missing at 9.30 that morning. As he walked off he wished the searchers good luck, it was claimed.
The jury also heard from a woman who says she saw Bridger, a former slaughterman and lifeguard, carrying a black bin bag the morning after April disappeared. She said she was sure there was "something" in the bag. In addition, they watched a video of a police interview with a 10-year-old girl who said she found it "odd" that Bridger allegedly asked if she would like to go for a sleepover on the evening April went missing.
Bridger, 47, denies abducting and murdering April, who vanished from the Bryn-Y-Gog estate in the mid-Wales town of Machynlleth on the evening of 1 October last year. He also denies concealing, disposing of or destroying her body, which has never been found.
The prosecution has claimed his motive was sexual but Bridger claims he accidentally knocked April over in his Land Rover, panicked, put the body in the vehicle and cannot remember what he did with it.
Among the many people looking for April on 2 October was Keiran Gregory. In a statement read to the jury, he said Bridger, who was wearing a camouflage jacket, joined his search party at around 2.10pm.
Bridger told them he had been searching "most of the night" and had a torch in his pocket. But Bridger also said he had only heard at 9.30 that morning that April had gone, Gregory said.
Gregory said that after Bridger was arrested "it dawned on me how strange his conversation had been on the riverbank. He said he had been searching all night but then said he had not found out until 9.30 next morning, which did not add up."
The searchers also noticed that Bridger appeared freshly shaven and his clothes were clean, though the area around Machynlleth was muddy. Bridger is said to have searched for a few minutes before he wished them "luck" and left, explaining that he was going to the leisure centre, where the hunt for April was being co-ordinated. He was arrested nearby at 3pm.
Carwen Sheen told the jury that she had been out searching at around 9am on 2 October when she spotted Bridger near the village of Ceinws, where he lived. "He was holding a black bin bag," she said. " It was rolled up. It was wrapped like a sausage. There was a bit hanging down like it was not wrapped fully." Asked if the bag looked empty or full, she said: "I'd say there was something in it. Not very big but there was something in it."
The jury watched the video of a police interview with a 10-year-old girl whom Bridger allegedly approached shortly before April vanished.
The girl told the officer she was a "very good friend" of Bridger's daughter. She said that around "five-ish" on the evening of April's disappearance she saw Bridger on the Bryn-Y-Gog estate. "I saw Mark in his car," she said.
Bridger wound the window down and spoke to her. "He offered me to have a sleepover with his daughter".
The girl said Bridger had always been "very nice" to her; he always said: "Hi" and asked her what she was doing. But she said: "It was odd that he offered me a sleepover. I said: 'That would be great.' He said: 'That's sorted then.'" The girl said he drove off the estate.
She and the eight-year-old friend she was with rode on their bicycles to another part of Machynlleth. Again she saw Bridger parked up in his car.
"He was lying down with a newspaper on his lap," the girl said in the police interview. "He was talking into a walkie-talkie. He was acting really odd." The girl said he saw her and gave her a "thumbs up". She and her friend cycled home "really fast." She said it had been "a bit weird" and after dinner she went out again to see if she could see him but could not.
The trial continues.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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The Little Witness/The Interview



A DVD of police interviews with the seven-year-old, who cannot be identified because of her age, was played to the jury in Mark Bridger's trial at Mold Crown Court.
Five-year-old April vanished while playing with her friend near their homes in Machynlleth, Powys, Mid Wales, on October 1 last year.
The prosecution say April was abducted by Bridger, 47, who drove her off in his Land Rover Discovery and murdered her.
The film of the child witness's statement to police, recorded the day after April disappeared, was played to the jury as the girl watched on a video-link from Aberystwyth.
She appeared on the video-link with a white teddy bear and a mug of juice, with an adult who was partially off screen sitting next to her.
In the interview, the girl sat on a sofa playing with a brown rabbit cuddly toy.
She told police they had been playing on the Bryn-Y-Gog estate the previous evening when she saw April "by a Land Rover van".
"I saw her by the person that was waiting by the van," the girl said.
"She did not say she was going to go in it. I know they (April's parents) wouldn't let her go at that time.
"The man didn't take her in the van – she got into the van, having a happy face she had and she wasn't upset."
During her evidence, court officials, including Judge Mr Justice Griffith-Williams, did not wear their wigs or robes.
There were breaks every 10 or 15 minutes to ensure she did not "tire or lose concentration", the judge told the jury.
Former slaughterhouse worker Bridger, of Ceinws, claims he accidentally killed April with his Land Rover and cannot remember what he did with the body.
He denies abduction, murder and intending to pervert the course of justice by disposing of, concealing or destroying April's body.
The interviewing police officer then asked the girl to draw a picture of the Land Rover she saw and describe the vehicle in greater detail.
The young witness said it had been parked near garages on the estate and next to a BT van.
The officer asked which van April had got into, and the girl said: "The grey Land Rover."
She said: "I saw the man get out of the van.
"He was waiting outside the van for someone, I don't know who.
"I don't think it would be April he would be waiting for.
"I don't know why April would want to get into the van because her mum and dad told her not to get into vans like that.
"She wasn't crying, she was happy.
"She got into the back of the van and it just drove off the way it came and parked."
Asked what happened next, the girl said April's brother came over and said it was time for her to come home.
"Then I said what happened and I gave April's bike back to him and got on my bike.
"He came back and I told his mum. His mum called the police."
Asked to describe the man she saw April with, the girl said he had brown hair and a green jacket. She said he may have been wearing "bluey/black jeans".
"I can definitely tell you he had brown hair," she said.
"It wasn't that dark and I could see he had brown hair because the headlights were on."
She was asked to draw on her picture where the man had been standing and said he "got into the van when April got into the van".
Bridger denies abducting and murdering April Jones and intending to pervert the course of justice by concealing, disposing or destroying her body. The trial continues.
Edited at Telegraph.co.uk by Richard Holt


Friday, May 3, 2013

Police release images of inside of Mark Bridger's home


The living room in the home of Mark Bridger who is on trial for the murder of April Jones. Photograph: Dyfed Powys police/PA
Images of the interior of Mark Bridger's former home have been released after the jury in his trial visited the cottage in Ceinws, three miles from the estate in Machynlleth where he allegedly abducted April Jones.
Clearly visible in one of the photographs of the living room is the woodburner where what the prosecution says are charred fragments of a young person's skull were found.
When police reached Bridger's home the day after the five-year-old vanished, the room and house were "uncomfortably hot". A police helicopter helping in the search for April happened to capture images of smoke coming from the chimney a few hours before.
The prosecution has alleged that Bridger undertook a major cleanup operation after he murdered April. Police officers smelled detergent and found freshly laundered clothes when they arrived at his home.
But spots of April's blood were found in "nooks and crannies", the court has heard. Some traces were found on the wood burner and the hearth. Spots were also found on the underside of the carpet, where it had soaked through and so could not be easily cleaned up, the prosecution has claimed. April's blood was also found on the white sofa visible in the released images.
In front of the fireplace, boxes of cider can be seen. Bridger has told police that he was an alcoholic and was drinking heavily on the night of April's disappearance.
A rifle appears to be fixed to the beam above the woodburner but there is no sign of the knives that police found in the house, including a boning knife. The court has been told that Bridger was a skilled slaughterman.
There is no sign of Bridger's laptop on which the prosecution says he stored child abuse images, pictures of children involved in notorious murder cases and photos of local girls, including April and her two stepsisters.
The room is messy – a pair of trousers is draped over an armchair – and behind the sofa and above the CD rack are what appear to be family photographs. A dog bed is in front of the woodburner; Bridger told police he often slept downstairs too.
Clothes, a trainer and what appears to be a belt are scattered on the stairs, and in the bathroom green police stickers indicate areas of interest to detectives. The court has been told that April's blood was found on the shower curtain and inside the washing machine in the bathroom.
There was also what might have been a bloody fingerprint on the washing machine, the trial has heard.

bathroom with washing machine
The prosecution claims that April came to harm at Bridger's home rather than at the Bryn-Y-Gog estate where he allegedly abducted her in his car on 1 October.
Elwen Evans QC, prosecuting, asked: "What happened to April there? She lay bleeding in front of the fire in the defendant's living room. One person knows and he is not prepared to say."
Bridger denies murder. The trial continues.
lounge from a different angle
lounge from third angle facing the television
 bathroom, loo, basin and bath
the hallway washer
Floral tributes outside the former home of Mark Bridger in Ceinws, Mid Wales

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Trial : ROT IN HELL!

Pictured with the girlfriend who dumped him hours before April was abducted: Mark Bridger 'watched child porn then snatched girl' as prosecutors say it's a billion-to-one chance DNA found at his home is not hers

Mark Bridger sent desperate messages to a former girlfriend after she broke up with him by text hours before he allegedly abducted and killed April Jones, his murder trial heard yesterday.
The ex-slaughterman, 47, told Vicky Fenner, 25: ‘You were my life. My everything.’ Then he begged: ‘Nothing left at all worth fighting for?’
After hearing she had told other people they had split up, he wrote: ‘I couldn’t have meant **** all to you’ and logged on to his computer to look at child pornography and message other women in the area on Facebook, asking them to meet up with him for ‘no strings’ encounters.
Miss Fenner, who lives yards from where April was snatched on the Bryn-y-Gog estate in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, received another message from Bridger the next day saying he ‘just heard the news’ that April had gone missing.


'You were my life': Bridger exchanged text messages with Vicky Fenner on the morning that April Jones went missing


It was one of a series sent by Bridger after the five-year-old disappeared, including some exchanged with Elaine Dafydd, the mother of two of his  children, who told him police were ‘looking for a light colour van or Land Rover’.

THE FINAL MESSAGES

From Vicky Fenner to Mark Bridger, 7.38am, October 1, 2012:
Couldn’t leave it without saying goodbye. You were my love. Just can’t do it. Maybe see you around, OK.
MB to VF: You were my life, babe. My everything. For what it’s worth I’m still in love with you. 
VF to MB (7.52am): I do love you, just can’t do it sorry. I don’t want anything from the house, OK. 
MB to VF: So there’s nothing left at all worth fighting for?
VF to MB: I said what I needed to say. Goodbye. This time find the right woman for you. See you around. I’ll miss you. Take care, babe. Love Vicky. 
MB to VF: Goodbye. Look after yourself and be careful. You don’t have to change your number. I won’t be hassling you. 
Later, at 12.59pm:
MB to VF: Where are you? Well, didn’t take you very long to tell everyone and move on. 
VF to MB: No point lying to ppl(sic). Why? Who you seen then?
MB to VF: I couldn’t have meant **** all to you. Never mind. 
After news broke of April’s disappearance:
MB to VF: I’ve just heard the news. Is everything OK with you? 
VF to MB: Mine [her children] are OK. Back out now though not slept. 
Bridger also exchanged messages with Elaine Dafydd, the mother of two of his children, in which she told him police were ‘looking for a light colour van or Land Rover’. 
MB to ED: OK, right. I’m out.
Facebook messages to other women in the afternoon:
MB to female friend: Hadn’t realised you were single, as I am. Do you fancy a drink or a club or even a meal? See how you feel. 
MB to another woman: Do you fancy a drink and a chat some time? No strings, OK. 
MB to a third woman: Hi. Would you like to go out for a meal or a drink? 
He also exchanged text messages with a female friend called Lesly Grimwood, who asked if he had picked up his benefits.
MB to LG: Yes. I got a bottle of wine and a box of cider. Good benefits. 
Before midnight, after April’s abduction:
LG to MB: Goodnight hon, hope you’re okay. Sweet dreams. 
MB to LG: Good night, yes, benefits sorted I hope.
Bridger responded: ‘OK, right.  I’m out.’
Discussing a text message sent on the night April was taken, prosecutor Miss Elwen Evans QC asked the jury: ‘Was that before or after April had died? 
'Before or after her blood was deposited around the house? Before or after the body was disposed of?’
Bridger had earlier apologised to the five-year-old’s parents after giving police a dramatic account of how he claims she died.
He told police he accidentally ‘crushed her with my car’ – then drove around with her ‘dead or dying’ beside him in the passenger seat. 
He said he tried to revive her but explained: ‘There was no life in her, no pulse, no breathing, no response in her eyes. I put my hand on her chest and there was a sigh. I thought I’d got her.’ 
He claimed he lost all recollection of what happened to her afterwards and denied murdering or sexually assaulting her.
But forensic officers who searched his house found traces of blood which gave a billion to one match with April’s DNA.
Prosecutors say he made up a ‘story’ that he had killed her in a car accident in a bid to ‘explain away’ his role in the killing.
In his final comments to police, Bridger said he wanted to apologise to April’s parents.
‘All I want to say to Paul and Coral is that I’m sorry for what happened and that if in my heart of hearts I knew where she was I would tell them because, one, I could help them lay her to rest. 
‘Two, it would assist me with these distasteful accusations I’ve been accused of. 
‘And, three, my children could say, OK I’ve killed a young child and I did things wrong, but they would not be victimised because I’m their dad.’ 
April’s parents sat motionless in Mold Crown Court as the former slaughterhouse worker’s version of events last October was read from a series of statements he made to police.
April, who had mild cerebral palsy, went missing in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, on October 1 and Bridger was arrested on October 2.
Prosecutor Elwen Evans, QC, said Bridger initially told police: ‘I know what this about.’ 
He went on to give the arresting officers his account of what happened.
He said: ‘It was an accident. I crushed her with the car. I don’t know where she is. 
'As I was going to drive away two girls on bikes came across me.
‘I then got out and saw a little girl lying under my car. I picked her up and put her in my car, which is left-hand drive, and put her on the  front seat.’
Miss Evans told the jury that Bridger carried on telling police officers his story as he was being driven to Aberystwyth Police Station.
He said: ‘I didn’t abduct her. I did my best to revive her.


‘I panicked. The more I drove through the night, the more pissed I got. My son and daughter play at her house. I didn’t even know until this morning until I saw it on TV.’
He continued: ‘I need to say sorry to her family. I can’t believe I  didn’t just call an ambulance or  the police.
‘My intention was to head to the hospital. There was no life in her. No pulse. No breath. No response in her eyes. She was just on the seat. I tried to revive her.
‘When my hands went on her chest I knew there was a lot more to it. I did my best to revive her.’
Recalling the claimed accident, he said: ‘My car was making a hell of a noise. I remember looking through my rear window. I saw a little girl with dark hair. I then felt the car rise up and down.’
He added: ‘She had gone a funny colour. She was only a little thing. I remember it being 5pm. I don’t know what I was doing.’


His accounts were repeatedly challenged by prosecuting counsel Miss Evans.
‘We do not accept that story,’ she said. ‘We say it flies in the face  of common sense, let alone  the evidence.’
The Crown maintains Bridger abducted April as she played in the street outside her home then murdered her and disposed of the body. Despite the biggest missing person hunt in police history, she has never been found.
The prosecution claimed that as hundreds scoured streets and countryside in the desperate hope of finding April safe and well, Bridger was cleaning her blood from his house and trying to remove  DNA evidence.
Later he shed tears over the ‘terrible news’ of her disappearance and helped volunteers to look for her.

POSING WITH A GUN ON FACEBOOK

This photograph of Mark Bridger posing with a gun was shown to the jury.
The picture, from his  Facebook profile, shows him dressed in a red top with the sleeves rolled up, revealing a tattoo on his left arm.
Bridger can be seen squinting as he aims the weapon.



The court heard how he logged on to Facebook in the hours before April was kidnapped and sent messages to female friends asking to meet them for ‘no strings’ encounters.
He also used the site to browse images of young girls from his area, which he saved on to his computer.
But it was all a pretence, Miss Evans suggested, adding: ‘Lies and tears come easily to Mark Bridger.’
Miss Evans showed the jury pictures of Bridger’s car. She said: ‘There is no evidence of a collision, no evidence of blood, torn fabric, or indication April Jones had been hit or run over.’


Police traced him through a description of his distinctive vehicle. One of April’s young friends said she saw her getting into his left-hand-drive Land Rover Discovery.
The court heard that three  witnesses saw Bridger carrying a black bin bag in a field near  his home the morning after  April’s disappearance.
Miss Evans turned to the jury and said: ‘We ask you, what was Mark Bridger doing at that location? What was in that black bin bag?’
The court heard that the land around that area was excavated but no trace of April was found.
Bridger later claimed he was in the field because he had to stop to ‘go for a wee’. But Miss Evans said Bridger made up this story because he ‘needed to explain away a potentially suspicious sighting’. 
The court heard a statement which Bridger made to police after his arrest, in which he tried to give an ‘excuse’ if they were to find April’s DNA on his penis.
Miss Evans said Bridger told officers that ‘it might be there because he had been for a wee while carrying her’.
She said: ‘This is a man, we say, who is forensically aware. He knew how important it was from his point of view to try and get rid of any forensic scientific evidence linking him to April.’
Bridger denies charges of murder, abduction and perverting the course of justice.
The trial will continue today when the jury visits Machynlleth.

Schoolgirls aged 8 and 10 'were asked to sleepover by suspect'

WHAT MURDER SUSPECT TOLD POLICE WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED

Case: Mark Bridger claims he did take away April Jones but cannot remember what happened next
'It was an accident, I crushed her with my car, I do not know where she is,' Mark Bridger said.
'As I was going to drive away two girls on a bike came across me. I got out and I saw one girl lying under my car. I don’t know where she is, I put her in my car that is left hand drive and put her on the front seat.
'I have been looking for her all night and today on foot because my car is in the garage. I did not abduct her, I did my best to revive her. I panicked.
'The more I drove through the night the more I got p*****. My son and daughter play at their house. I did not even know until this morning who it was until I saw TV.
'I just wish I knew what I had done with her, where I put her. I need to say sorry to her family. I can’t believe I did not just call an ambulance or the police.
'My intention was to head to the hospital. There was no life in her, no pulse, no breathing, no response in her as I tried to revive her using mouth to mouth and nose.
'When my hand went on her chest I knew there was more to it. I did my best to revive her. I do not remember having her when I went back.
'I looked in all he the rooms in my house. I would not have dumped her she was a human being, I would not have done that.
'I really don’t know where she is and I just want to know what I have done.
'I remember looking through my rear window, I saw a little girl with dark hair. I felt the car rise up and down. When I looked there was a little dark girl under the car. She had gone a funny colour, she was only a little thing.
'I remember being by the clock. I went numb. I do not know what I was doing.'
It has also emerged today Bridger had allegedly approached two young children in the street and invited one girl, ten, to his house for a 'sleepover' just two hours before he abducted April Jones.
Miss Evans told the jury Bridger had driven into town with his computer to attend a parents' evening with his daughter’s teacher.
He was then seen talking to a 14-year-old girl and her sister at the school before leaving and approaching two local girls, aged eight and ten, who were riding on bikes. 
'He wound the window down and there was a discussion during which the defendant invited one of the girls to a sleepover with his daughter,' Miss Evans told the jury.
'She declined and he drove off.'
The jury was also shown the last images of April, in which she is seen running and skipping in the corridors of the local leisure centre, where she had a swimming lesson.
Wearing a white T-shirt and black trousers, she races ahead of her older half-sister and the seven-year-old friend who would later witness her abduction.
The video was taken after she had spent the day at school. Her parents Coral and Paul, who watched on from the public gallery, were at a parents’ evening at the local primary school, which Bridger was also due to attend.
‘That of course is that imagery we have of April,’ said Miss Elwen Evans QC.
April could also be seen on the CCTV from the leisure centre being swung playfully by her older half-sister before they left for home.
On the second day of opening the case for the prosecution, Elwen Evans QC took the jury through images of young girls contained in folders on Bridger's laptop.
The folders, given names including X0 and X5, contained photographs of local young girls which he downloaded from Facebook, as well as some obscene content.
On the afternoon before April disappeared, the defendant viewed a pornographic cartoon of a young girl gagged and restrained as she was being raped, Miss Evans said.
She also showed the jury a number of internet searches the prosecution says were conducted on Bridger's laptop.
They included 'British girl murdered in France', 'ten year old girls naked', and 'pictures of ten year old girls'.


Internet 'research' on serial killers and child murders

Bridger had researched serial killer Ted Bundy on the FBI’s most wanted website, the court heard.
‘I never understood it, the relation he had with killing girls, having sex with corpses and the like.’
He had also read about the James Bulger murder and was ‘volunteering’ information he knew about other murdered children, including Caroline Dickinson, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
He denied sexually assaulting April and said he had ‘not tasted blood’ and not seen blood on his hands.
‘I don’t believe I felt any liquid blood from April,’ he said.
Before being arrested on suspicion of murder, he did, however, tell officers: 'I can promise you she's not alive.'
He said it was a 'pure stupid accident', that he was an alcoholic and had been drinking Vodka while driving.


Smell of cleaning at Bridger's home 'noted by police'

The police said that when police went into Bridger's home, half an hour before he was arrested, they did so searching for April.
'When they went in there they stated that the house was uncomfortably hot, that there was a strong smell of detergent, and a smell of cleaning products, air freshener and washed clothes,' Miss Evans said.
She said 'police registered these findings' but did not realise their significance at that time.


Miss Evans showed the jury pictures showing forensic analysis of Bridger's clothing, car and home.
Pointing to the car photographs, she said: 'There is no evidence of a road collision, no evidence of blood here, torn fabric, or indication April Jones had been hit or run over.
'Nothing on the body work, the side, the wheels to suggest impact with a body or a bicycle.'
She added: 'Evidence points to April not coming to any harm in Bryn y Gog or in the car.'
Inside Bridger's house, however, were found blood stains and fragments of bone, Miss Evans added.
Showing photographs of the living room, the barrister told the jury blood stains with a 'one in a billion' match to April's DNA profile were found near the wood burning stove, on the carpet and on the sofa.
April’s blood was found in his living room, hallway, the bathroom door, washing machine door and the shower curtain, the court heard. The DNA match to April was one billion to one.
Witnesses saw Bridger parking on the Bryn y Gog estate at about 7.15pm, minutes before she was taken. 
Five minutes later his Land Rover was spotted on CCTV driving past a petrol station in the direction of his home.
Witnesses later saw Bridger’s vehicle being reversed into the drive of his house, named Mount Pleasant. 
At about 11pm, he then received a text message from a friend, which read: ‘Goodnight hun, hope you’re OK. Sweet dreams.’
At just before midnight, he responded: ‘Goodnight. Yes, benefits is sorted. I hope.’


Despite a huge search by police and public, her body has never been found. 
Yesterday the jury at Mold Crown Court was shown a series of images recovered from the former lifeguard’s computer, including those of Cambridgeshire ten-year-olds Holly and Jessica, murdered by paedophile school caretaker Ian Huntley in 2002. 
Also shown were photographs of other child murder victims and images he had collected of local young girls, among them files specifically dedicated to April’s half-sisters, aged 13 and 16. 
The jury heard that pictures of April, who had cerebral palsy, were accessed just eight days before she was abducted.
In addition, there was an animation which was watched hours before April went missing. It portrayed the rape of a ‘physically restrained and clearly distressed young girl’, prosecuting counsel Miss Elwen Evans QC told the jury.
April's best friend, who cannot be named for legal reasons, saw her walk over to where Bridger was standing by his vehicle, Miss Evans said. ‘It looked as if he was waiting for someone. She saw April go over to the defendant and start talking. She saw April get into the car.' 
The murder trial is expected to last seven week and was adjourned until tomorrow.