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Bridger 'shouldn't be able to appeal' April's gran says

16 December 2013 Last updated at 13:35 GMT

April Jones' grandmother says Mark Bridger should not be able to appeal against the whole life sentence he received for abducting and murdering the five-year-old schoolgirl.

Bridger, 47, was convicted in May of killing April, from Machynlleth, Powys, after she disappeared from outside her home on 1 October 2012 while playing with a friend.

He was given a whole life tariff for what the court heard was a sexually motivated attack after evidence emerged of graphic child sex abuse images on his computer and images of local girls.

The judge branded him a pathological liar and a paedophile before sentencing him.

Bridger is seeking permission to appeal against the whole-life sentence.

Linda Smith told the BBC's Mark Hutchings: "I know that the law says he's allowed to do this but I really hope it doesn't happen."