A funeral for the murdered schoolgirl April Jones will finally take place this week, days before the first anniversary of her abduction. Hundreds are expected to attend the farewell service on Thursday in the mid-Wales town of Machynlleth, where the five-year-old lived.
Mourners are being asked to wear pink, April’s favourite colour, or bright clothing, in memory of the schoolgirl. A horse-drawn hearse carrying the coffin will leave from the Bryn-y-Gog estate where she was last seen alive. April was snatched on 1 October last year while playing out late.