April Jones: Parents speak of pain at realising they will never see daughter alive again

April Jones, who was snatched on October 1
April Jones, who was snatched on October 1
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THE parents of missing April Jones have spoken of their pain at realising they will never see their daughter alive again.

• April was snatched on October 1 from the Bryn-y-Gog estate at Machynlleth

• Family will attempt to celebrate Christmas as normally as possible with April’s siblings

More than ten weeks after the schoolgirl was snatched from the estate where she lived, Coral and Paul Jones gave an insight yesterday into the nightmare they continue to live.

Five-year-old April was last seen playing on the Bryn-y-Gog estate at Machynlleth, mid Wales on 1 October. Major efforts to find her body somewhere in the rugged terrain around the close-knit mid Wales town where she lived continue unabated.

Superintendent Ian John vowed that the search would continue and read out a statement by April’s parents. “The messages and support from all over the world have continued and we remain grateful we are in people’s thoughts and prayers.

“The empathy shown towards us by not only local people but those from afar has shown us that people really do come together during difficult times.

“Christmas will be a particularly difficult time without April being amongst us, but as parents of Harley and Jazmin we will acknowledge the festive season as best as we can. We sincerely hope that families around the world will enjoy a peaceful and loving Christmas.”