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.
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:
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April Jones: Family releases balloons on missing girl’s sixth birthday. (2013, April 4). BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-22019009
April Jones: Family’s campaign debated in Parliament. (2017, March 13). BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-39232812
April Jones: Hunt map and timeline for missing Machynlleth girl. (2012, October 9). BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-19826174
April Jones: Largest police search for missing April. (2013, May 30). BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-22642989
April Jones: Mark Bridger charged with girl’s murder. (2012, October 6). BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-19853582
April Jones: Police to complete search next month. (2013, March 27). BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-21950819
April Jones trial: Mark Bridger guilty of murder. (2013, May 30). BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-22687971
April Jones’s killer Mark Bridger a ‘liar and fantasist’. (2013, May 30). BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-21427444
April Jones’s mother, Coral, backs child rescue alerts. (2014, May 21). BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-27499063
April Jones’s mother on ‘devastating’ loss. (2013, May 30). BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-22719464
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Missing April Jones: Mark Bridger murder trial adjourned. (2013, February 25). BBC News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-21517080
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Morris, S. (2013c, July 9). Mark Bridger attacked in prison. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/jul/09/mark-bridger-attacked-prison-april-jones
Mum makes plea for missing April. (2012, October 4). The Sydney Morning Herald. https://www.smh.com.au/world/mum-makes-plea-for-missing-april-20121004-270cq.html
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Toureille, C. (2020, March 24). April Jones’ murderer Mark Bridger is heard crying as he claims he accidentally ‘crushed her little body’ with his car in previously unheard recording of his police interviews. Mail Online. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8144175/Mark-Bridger-abducted-killed-April-Jones-five-2012-cried-lied-police.html
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