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'Troll' Liam Young admits mocking April Jones search on Facebook

April Jones
April Jones was abducted while playing near her home in Machynlleth

A man from North Ayrshire has admitted posting offensive remarks online about murdered Welsh schoolgirl April Jones.

Liam Young, 25, from Ardrossan, made the comments on Facebook two days into the search for the five-year-old, whose body has never been found.

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court, sentence was deferred and he was freed on bail.

Mark Bridger, 47, is serving a full life sentence after being found guilty of abducting April near her home in Machynlleth, Powys, and murdering her.

Young admitted disorderly conduct by sending indecent and offensive comments.

Mark Bridger
Mark Bridger is serving a full life term for abducting and murdering April

Co-accused Gordon Mullen, 24, of Saltcoats, North Ayrshire, denies a similar charge.

A warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court for an earlier hearing.

A massive police operation was launched after April went missing on 1 October 2012 while playing near her home.

In May, Bridger was convicted at Mold Crown Court of April's abduction, murder, and perverting the course of justice. He was given a whole life term.

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