April Jones: Bicycle photo of missing girl released

April Jones on her pink and purple bicycle April Jones was playing on her pink and purple bike when she disappeared last October

Related Stories

The parents of April Jones have released a photo of her on the bike she was playing on when she disappeared last October.

April is photographed on the bike - later found abandoned against a fence - on the green near her home in Machynlleth, Powys.

A family friend said: "April loved her bicycle and was always riding it around the estate with her pals."

April was last seen on 1 October last year.

Her parents Coral and Paul had let her stay out late after she received a good report at her school parents evening.

April's disappearance sparked one of the largest police searches in UK history. Officers are still continuing to search the countryside around the town.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said: "Currently there are 16 search teams involved in the operation.

"This consists of police search advisers, 16 dog teams and a Dyfed-Powys Police search cell of eight members of staff, which drives the logistical support."

* Mark Bridger, 47, from Machynlleth who has been charged with April's murder and perverting the course of justice, is to appear in Mold Crown Court on Monday.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Mid Wales



Min. Night 7 °C

Features & Analysis

  • French luxury Tea House, Mariage Freres display of tea pots Tea for tu

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa

  • Woman in swimming pool Green stuff

    The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine

  • People take part in an egg-cracking contest in the village of Mokrin, 120km (75 miles) north of Belgrade, Serbia on 20 April 2014In pictures

    Images from around the world as Christians mark Easter Sunday

  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ITChild's play

    It's never been easier for small businesses to get their message out to the world


  • An aerial shot shows the Olympic Stadium, which is closed for repair works on its roof, in Rio de Janeiro March 28, 2014.Extra Time Watch

    Will Rio be ready in time to host the Olympics in 2016? The IOC president gives his verdict

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.