Yesterday, Sunday, a service was held in her hometown for the missing presumed murdered 5 year old. Virtually the whole town: man, woman and child walked as one to the church
where hymns were sung in English and Welsh.
Early this morning, the man charged with her abduction and murder
, Mark Bridger, was driven under heavy security to Aberystwyth where he appeared before magistrates and was remanded in custody. Sometimes when an accused appears in court to face charges of murdering a young child, there are ugly scenes outside. There were crowds here, but although a bottle was thrown, they were content for the most part to jeer.
The search for April, or more realistically, her body, goes on, and the police have in fact intensified rather than scaled down their efforts. As if the police in Wales didn't have enough on their plates searching for April's body, their colleagues in Lancashire have arrested a 19 year old man (read boy) in connection with obscene Facebook posts relating both to April and Madeline McCann.
In this instance, justice has been swift, and tonight he is starting a 12 week sentence
This may sound harsh, but the tone of his comments - which will not be repeated here - may have resulted in his receiving an even more painful summary punishment from local people. Hopefully by the time he is released, the hotheads will have cooled down a bit, and he will have seen the error of his ways.
Meanwhile, Mark Bridger will appear before the Crown Court next week, probably by videolink.