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Nov. 24, 2022

S07E09 | Mark Bridger | The Murder of April Jones

In the ninth episode of season 7, I tell the story of Mark Bridger and April Jones.


On October 1, 2012, 5-year-old April Jones was abducted and murdered by 46-year-old Mark Bridger.


April's disappearance sparked the biggest search for a missing person in UK police history after the national Child Rescue Alert (CRA) system was triggered.


On May 30, 2013, Mark Bridger was found guilty of murdering April Jones and handed a whole life order.


To this day, April's body has not been found.


Intro music:⁣

David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣⁣


My recording equipment:⁣

Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone

Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface

Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm


Recorded and Edited in:⁣

Hindenberg PRO



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