It was claimed that April Jones was seen getting into a van yesterday evening.

Thousands of locals turned out to scour the local neighbourhood throughout the night alongside Dyfed-Powys Police.

Detective Superintendent Reg Bevan of Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Hopefully, later this morning I’ll have some more details around the vehicle, specific details, and we are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry around that vehicle, where it may or may not be at this moment in time.”

The police were initially working with children’s descriptions of April’s disappearance.

Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Powell said: “April was last seen playing on a bicycle near her home address at around 7.30pm and was seen getting into what we believe was a light-coloured van which then drove off.

“We are obviously becoming increasing concerned for her safety and are asking for anyone with information to please contact us on 101.”

Police have released three pictures of April, in one photo she is wearing the purple coat she was wearing when she went missing. 

Image via Dyfed Powys Police

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