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Mark Bridger, April Jones Murder Suspect, Attended Parents' Evening Hours Before Disappearance

05/10/2012 13:21 | Updated 05 October 2012

Murder suspect Mark Bridger attended the same school parents' evening as April Jones's mother and father just hours before the five-year-old disappeared.

The 46-year-old was seen at Ysgol Gynradd Machynlleth, where two of his children are pupils.

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Mark Bridger is the main suspect in what is now a murder inquiry

Witnesses saw the former leisure centre worker drive to the parents' evening, which started at 5pm, in his blue Land Rover Discovery - a vehicle for which police have issued an appeal for information.

A Powys County Council spokesman said: "I can confirm that Mr Bridger attended a parents' evening on 1 October."

Sources close to Mr and Mrs Jones said the couple had been given a "glowing report" about their daughter's progress - and had allowed her some extra play time when they returned home as a treat.

Just a few yards from her home, police said April was seen willingly getting into a large vehicle at around 7pm.

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