Halifax traders show support for missing April

Traders and staff at Halifax Borough Market wearing pink ribbons for April Jones. Pictured are Sue Thackray, Billy Hussain, Craig Pearson, Rebecca Devin and Sharif Ahmed
Traders and staff at Halifax Borough Market wearing pink ribbons for April Jones. Pictured are Sue Thackray, Billy Hussain, Craig Pearson, Rebecca Devin and Sharif Ahmed
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Some of the traders in Halifax Borough Market have chosen to wear pink ribbons as the search continues for April Jones, who disappeared in the Welsh town of Machynlleth.

Rebecca Devin, of Petals Florists, said: “We wanted to show support and respect for April’s family during this difficult time.”

The man held for the past three days over the disappearance of five-year-old April has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Det Supt Reg Bevan said Mark Bridger remained in custody for questioning.

He appeared in court in Aberystwyth this afternoon, where police sought a warrant to further detain him.

Meanwhile, it has emerged the arrested man, 46, had attended the same school parents’ evening as April’s parents hours before she went missing.

He was seen at Ysgol Gynradd Machynlleth in Powys, where two of his children are pupils.