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Mark Bridger 'bad not mad', says forensic psychologist

The search for answers about the death of April Jones involved an intense seven-month long investigation and a constant refusal from Mark Bridger to disclose where the body of April Jones was.

Bridger, 47, had no prior convictions for sexual assault, so just what leads a man to commit such a crime seemingly out of the blue?

Mike Berry, a clinical forensic psychologist, said "control" summed up Bridger.

Mr Berry said the killer was driven by power and control, and not telling the police or April's parents where her body was gave him control and it was something he would keep for as many years as he could.

Mr Berry spoke to Oliver Hides on BBC Radio Wales.

'Reveal where April's body is' plea

  • 31 May 2013
  • From the section Wales