Security van arriving at Aberystwyth magistrates' court
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April Jones accused appears in court

8 October 2012 Last updated at 10:07 BST

A 46-year-old man has appeared at Aberystwyth magistrates' court charged with the murder of five-year-old April Jones, who disappeared a week ago.

Mark Bridger, who is also charged with child abduction and attempting to pervert the course of justice, arrived in a prison van accompanied by a police escort.

Sian Lloyd reports.