Croydon-educated Mark Bridger has been given a life sentence for the murder and abduction of 5-year-old April Jones, whose body has never been found. Bridger, 47, had denied the murder before claiming he accidentally ran her over and had forgotten where he put the body. Bridger was unanimously convicted at Mold Crown Court after a four-and-a-half week trial. April went missing near her Machynlleth home in Wales on October 1, 2012 before the UK's biggest police search failed to find her body. During the trial, the court heard that Bridger had told a prison priest he dumped April's body in a river. Carshalton-born Bridger attended John Ruskin College, which he left with 7 CSEs. He also studied engineering at Croydon College.
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