April Jones: Bicycle photo of missing girl released

April Jones on her pink and purple bicycle April Jones was playing on her pink and purple bike when she disappeared last October

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The parents of April Jones have released a photo of her on the bike she was playing on when she disappeared last October.

April is photographed on the bike - later found abandoned against a fence - on the green near her home in Machynlleth, Powys.

A family friend said: "April loved her bicycle and was always riding it around the estate with her pals."

April was last seen on 1 October last year.

Her parents Coral and Paul had let her stay out late after she received a good report at her school parents evening.

April's disappearance sparked one of the largest police searches in UK history. Officers are still continuing to search the countryside around the town.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said: "Currently there are 16 search teams involved in the operation.

"This consists of police search advisers, 16 dog teams and a Dyfed-Powys Police search cell of eight members of staff, which drives the logistical support."

* Mark Bridger, 47, from Machynlleth who has been charged with April's murder and perverting the course of justice, is to appear in Mold Crown Court on Monday.

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