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Man arrested over April Jones disappearance, police hope she is still alive

Reg Bevan from Dyded-Powys Police told a press conference a short time ago: “We’re pursuing all lines of inquiry with a view that April is still alive.”

Image: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

POLICE IN WALES have arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with the disappearance of five-year-old April Jones yesterday.

The man is being held at Aberystwyth police station. April was last seen getting into a van at about 7.30pm in the Welsh town of Machynlleth yesterday.

Detective Superintendent Reg Bevan from Dyded-Powys Police told a press conference a short time ago: “We’re  pursuing all lines of inquiry with a view that April is still alive.”

Hundreds of people have gathered at a local leisure centre organising a search for the missing girl with police focussing on the colour of a grey or white van that it was believed April had willingly got into last night.

Speaking to Sky News, Detective Superintendent Bevan said that the arrested man had been pursued on foot and was someone the police knew they were looking for.

The man was described as a local who had been living in the area.

Read: Fears for welfare of abducted Welsh girl April Jones, 5

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