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April Jones: Kay Burley makes them weep as troll-faced Amanda Platell spots paedos everywhere

by | 6th, October 2012

APRIL Jones: The five-year-old went missing from the Bryn Y Gog estate in Machynlleth, Wales. The news round-up:

Daily Mail (front page): “April’s family release poignant new photos as hope for her fades”

Daily Mirror (front page): I saw April driven off”

“Witness says he was the last to see her alive”

Armchair detectives know that the last person to see anyone live is a suspect in that person’s unexplained demise. But April Jones might be alive. We don’t know.

AN OAP saw a car speed away from the spot where April Jones vanished. The distraught 70-year-old said moments earlier he had seen her playing with pals but she suddenly disappeared. As the hunt for April, five, became a murder inquiry yesterday, he added: “I’m kicking myself that I did not raise the alarm.”

Reports are that April Jones got willingly into a car. Why would any alarm be raised?

The man said: “I was home on Monday night as usual and saw little April playing outside with her friends…A driver kept cruising up and down the road where the kids were playing…I noticed the car parked up next to the garages which was strange because no one would park there usually…But suddenly they weren’t there and I noticed the car drive briskly down the road towards the town centre.”

The i (front page): “Search for April becomes hunt for body”

The Times (front pages): “April was almost certainly murdered, parents are told”

Daily Star (front page): “Tragic April: Now it’s murder”

SKY News TV host Kay Burley was slated yesterday after she told volunteers live on screen that police now assume April Jones was murdered. Burley, 51, then asked them: “How do you feel about that?” as the pair, who had been searching for April, collapsed in tears.

They did not collapse. There is no need for the Star to exaggerate the hideousness. You can see it her e.

The Express has news on Mark Bridger:

Two of his children, Sophie, nine, and Connor, 13, live in the street and their step-sister Erin, four, was one of April’s best friends. Relatives confirmed former lifeguard Bridger took Sophie and Connor crabbing. Her parents Coral and Paul let April go with her friends. The family’s spokeswoman said: “This summer Mark took his kids on a crabbing trip to the coast north of Machynlleth and April went with them in the LandRover. He was taking Sophie and Connor so Erin and April went along too. Nobody in the family thought anything of it at the time.”

Bridger’s ex-girlfriend Elaine Dafydd, who is Sophie and Connor’s mother, is also a close friend of April’s family.

The Telegraph has news of why April Jones was playing outside:

The five-year-old would not normally have been outside as late as 7pm, when dusk was falling in her home of Machynlleth, Powys, but her mother and father wanted to reward her for working so hard at school.

Over in the Daily Mail, Amanda Platell is revolting:

Two words to haunt any mum: ‘If only . . . There can be no mother in Britain more moved by the plight of little April Jones than Kate McCann.

It’s a competition? For Platell, Our Maddie as the benchmark of all missing children. This is Platell, who once opined:

I hesitate to use such a phrase, but it seems, at times, as if we are witnessing “competitive grieving”, with the McCanns? private agony becoming a public sport… the real problem now for the McCanns is that the public at large will grow weary of these orchestrated photo opportunities…

Today, Platell notes:

Like April’s mother, Coral, Kate knows the searing pain of losing a young daughter she thought was safe. And she knows the torment of that constant nagging thought, ‘If only…’
If only she hadn’t left her outside. If only she’d been with her family.

April Jones was not “left” outside. She was allowed outside to play with her mates by her family home on a quite road in a quite village. Her parents were in the family house close by.

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