THE family of April Jones have shared the heartbreaking final words they said to the five-year-old before she was murdered.

April vanished from her Wales home a decade ago but her body has never been found.


Channel 4 has now delved into the youngster's disappearance – which sparked the biggest manhunt in British police history.

Despite April's body never being found, Mark Bridger was sentenced to a life behind bars for her abduction and murder.

Her family have now opened up about what they went through – including reminiscing about the last time they saw the youngster.

April's sister Jazz and mum Coral have now also shared the final things they said to wee April on October 1, 2012.

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Speaking in the first episode of the three-part documentary called The Disappearance of April Jones, Jazz recalled the last time she spoke to her younger sister.

Jazz remembered how it was a lovely, light evening – which was odd for October.

The now 27-year-old said: "I remember we were just by the back gate, a little bit, just from the back gate.

"I remember saying to April, I gave her a massive hug and I said, 'I’m going now, I’ll see you later, I love you'.

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"And she went off to play."

April's mum Coral also recalled her last conversation with the youngster in the hours that followed – telling her to come straight home.

The mum-of-three said her daughter had been playing with friends.

Coral recollected: "She came back and her and her friend then had dinner at our house, they wanted to take their friend home on their bikes. 

"We said 'yeah no problem, come straight back'."

But April never did – the Machynlleth youngster was seen getting into a vehicle near her home instead.

At the time, Coral made an emotional appeal about her daughter, which led to Prime Minister David Cameron also issuing an appeal.

After April could not be found, police officially designated the case a murder inquiry on October 5, 2012, despite no body being recovered.

A large search operation was launched by the police in the area near her home with family, friends, and volunteers assisting in the search.

The day after April vanished, Bridger was arrested as he matched the description of the man eyewitnesses said spoke to April and drove her away in his car.

Although the girl's body has never been discovered, DNA evidence discovered during the search of Mark's home convinced police that she had been brutally murdered.

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Meanwhile, just days ago Jazz revealed her family's suffering since April's death – and how it will never end.

She also recalled how Bridger had attempted to communicate with her before he abducted her younger sister.



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