Bridger Tried Interacting with Jones’ Sister on Facebook
- Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 18:06
- Ashley White
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Two years ago, a 30-year old man was accused of abducting and murdering a 15-year old schoolgirl, April Jones, and then approached her half-sister, through a social networking site when she was 14-years old.
April’s mother Coral, in her statement to police, revealed that she had advised her elder daughter not to engage with Bridger via Facebook.
The statement also revealed the last movements of April before she disappeared from Machynlleth in mid-Wales.
In the Mold crown court, it was told that April wanted t go out play on her bicycle on the evening she went missing. Ms Jones added, “Paul and I said no. She kept on and on and had a little tantrum and I eventually gave in. I told her I did not want her out for long. I think it was about 7pm and that was the last time I saw her.”
The prosecution alleged 47-year old, Bridger, a former slaughter-man, for abducting and murdering April for a sexually motivated attach, and then disposing, concealing, or destroying her body. While Bridger claims it to be an accident, and denied all charges.
Mr. Jones has known Bridger for 20 years, and recalled, “I remember thinking she was a little young for him – he was twice her age,” he said.
The court heard, Bridger possessing images of local girls, including of April’s half-sister, in his laptop.