2nd October 2012 Tuesday
April Jones abduction:
Child got into van willingly say police..
April Jones was playing with friends near her home in Machynlleth but was seen getting into a light coloured van
Police investigating the abduction of a five-year-old girl from her street in mid Wales, have given more details of the van she was seen getting into.
April Jones was with friends near her home in Machynlleth, Powys, when she got into a van at 19:00 BST on Monday.
Hundreds of people have joined the search for April who was wearing a purple coat with a fur hood, white polo top and black trousers.
A hotline number has been set up – 0300 2000 333.
Police and “hundreds” of local residents have spent the night searching for missing five-year-old April Joneswho was abducted while out playing near her home in mid Wales.• April last seen getting into a light coloured van at about 7pm in the Bryn Y Gog estate in Machynlleth on Monday evening.
• She was wearing a purple knee-length coat with grey fur around the hood, her school white polo top and black trousers.
• Hundreds of people sign up to dedicated page on Facebook – with users of the social networking site from all over the UK hoping to increase awareness of April’s disappearance.by Amy Crowther, Press… 10/2/2012 8:31:07 AM 9:31 AM
Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, Det Supt Reg Bevan said they had gleaned more information from April’s friends who had been playing with her shortly before she went missing.
“Witnesses told us about a small van – small at the front and large at the back,” he said.
“This could be interpreted to something similar Ford Connect van or something like Land Rover.
“April got into the driver’s door so it may well be that she got in with driver or it could mean it’s a left hand-drive vehicle. I am anxious to focus people’s minds on that.
“The colour hasn’t changed – it is described as grey but officers are mindful that it was dusk and there was street lighting on
“The indications are that she got into the vehicle willingly… There’s nothing to suggest at this stage there was a struggle.”
Det Supt Bevan added that police were concentrating efforts in the immediate vacinity following specialist advice.
Det Supt Bevan said police had a significant number of pieces of information.
This included an initial description of the driver but detectives were not comfortable releasing more details at this stage.
When asked about April’s family, Det Supt Bevan said “as you would imagine, it must be their worst nightmare so it must be a very difficult time for them”.
Child Rescue Alert
He said the force were getting help from neighboring Welsh forces and some English in relation to the Child Rescue Alert system (CRA).
The CRA brings together the forces of police, media and the public to help find abducted children by publishing details as soon as possible.
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