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Suspect says he wishes he remembers what he did with April's body

The trial of suspect Mark Bridger continues.

Image: Family Handout/PA Wire

THE JURY IN the trial of the man suspected of kidnapping and murdering April Jones has heard that Mark Bridger looked at child pornography before he allegedly abducted the five-year-old from her Welsh village on 1 October last year.

The Guardian reports that the accused told police he “wished” he could remember what he had done with her body, adding that he would have to apologise to her parents.

The 47-year-old denies all charges laid against him, including abduction, murder and perverting the course of justice.

Bridger claims he knocked April over with his car on the night she disappeared and drove away from the housing estate with her in the vehicle. Prosecutors outlined his case today. Allegedly, he told police he drove around while drinking vodka and then realised April was no longer in the car, reports BBC News. He claims he would not have dumped her because she was a human being.

According to Guardian reporter Steven Morris - who has been in court for the trial – the suspect was close to tears as details of his statements to police were read to the court.

The jury is set to visit Machynlleth tomorrow. The trip will include a stop in Bridger’s house where prosecutors say April’s blood and bone fragments were found.

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Today, the jury were shown images said to be skull bone fragments from what is thought to be a human juvenile. They were recovered from the stove in his kitchen.

The trial continues.

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Yesterday: ‘Blood and bone fragments’ found at home of April Jones murder suspect

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