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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".

Mark Bridger drops sentence appeal

  • 13 Jan 2014
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