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April Jones: Police Teams Continue Search
The search for missing April Jones is continuing in mid Wales nearly a month after her disappearance.
The five-year-old was abducted as she played outside her home in Machynlleth on October 1.
A month on and more than 120 officers are still involved in searching the surrounding area.
They are out scouring caves, potholes and riverbanks as well as hillside areas and quarries.
Inspector Gareth Thomas, a police search adviser with Dyfed Powys Police, told Sky News: "We have 17 specialist search teams out in the area now searching.
"As long as we have intelligence to suggest we need to search these areas, we will continue to do so.
"Our teams have been working flat out to find April and we are determined to find her."
On hillsides above the town, search teams spread out in lines and slash thick vegetation with wooden poles to get a closer look at the ground underneath.
Inspector Gary Ash, of the British Transport Police, said: "We divide this area into sectors and each sector needs to be searched meticulously.
"After we are satisfied that the area has been searched, then we move on to another area.
"The terrain is difficult, but it is not unsearchable and we will continue to look for April."
In Machynlleth town centre, pink ribbons still adorn many doorways and shop fronts. They have come to represent a town's hope that April will be found soon.
Police have charged Mark Bridger, 46, with April's abduction and murder.
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So my perfectly normal comment was removed?! Get a grip Orange!
Oh come on, please find her.
Orange is now EE which stands for everything edited. So unless your comment conforms to certain politically correct wording it will be removed. People are going to be very angry at the murder of a tiny little girl of 5. Many of us are parents ourselves. Sometimes I feel its pointless saying anything but we should be lobbying our mps and using our vote for those who will ensure that the people who commit these crimes never be allowed to walk the streets again.