Van link stressed in April search

Van link stressed in April search

Handout photo issued by Dyfed-Powys Police of April Jones in the coat she was wearing when she was abducted

Dyfed-Powys Police handout photo of April Jones, five, who went missing in Machynlleth, mid Wales, on Monday evening

Hundreds of local residents are searching for April Jones who went missing in mid-Wales (Dyfed-Powys Police/PA)

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Missing girl April Jones, five, who police believe was abducted on Monday night from near her home in Machynlleth, mid Wales, got into the drivers' side of a van which may have been a Land Rover or Ford Connect-type vehicle, police have said.

Detective Superintendent Reg Bevan said that it was "every family's worst nightmare to suffer a child go missing in this way".

Mr Bevan said there was nothing to suggest there was a struggle when April got into the van, adding that police had received "a significant number of pieces of information".

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