Man charged over April Jones Facebook post

A man from Lancashire has been charged with making an offensive post on Facebook about missing five-year-old April Jones.

Police are still searching for April, who was last seen in Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, on Monday.

Matthew Wood, 20, of Eaves Lane, Chorley, is accused of sending a public electronic communication which is grossly offensive.

He is in custody and will appear before Chorley Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Mr Wood, who was arrested on Saturday, has been charged under section 127 of the Communications Act.

Hundreds have taken part in a procession and church service for April at St Peter's Church in Machynlleth.

Mark Bridger, 46, has been charged with murder, child abduction and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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