April Jones: Grandfather welcomes Mark Bridger sentence appeal move
April Jones's killer Mark Bridger has dropped his application for permission to appeal against his whole-life term.
The Judicial Office confirmed that Bridger, 47, had abandoned his attempt 11 days before a hearing was due to take place.
Bridger was convicted of murdering five-year-old April, from Machynlleth, Powys, last May.
April Jones's grandfather, Dai Smith, told the BBC's Mark Hutchings that the news the application had been dropped was a "weight off our minds".
13 Jan 2014