Mid Wales

Mark Bridger prison attack: Man appears in court

Mark Bridger
Image caption Mark Bridger was given a whole life sentence

A man has appeared in court charged with an attack in prison on Mark Bridger, the man who murdered April Jones.

Juvinai Ferreira is accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Bridger, 47, who murdered five-year-old April in Machynlleth, Powys, last year.

Mr Ferreira, 22, appeared at Wakefield Magistrates' Court in West Yorkshire via video link to hear the charges related to an alleged 7 July incident.

No pleas were entered.

He will remain in custody and will appear at Leeds Crown Court on 11 September.

Bridger, who is serving a whole life sentence after being convicted in May of April's murder, was taken to hospital following the alleged assault.

April disappeared while playing near her home in Machynlleth, Powys, last October, sparking the biggest missing person search in UK police history.

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