05/10/2012 09:21 BST | Updated 05/10/2012 10:04 BST

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

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.

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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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