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Family of April Jones step up their anti-child porn fight

By Antony Stone

The family of murdered girl April Jones have called on the public to keep backing their campaign to stamp out child pornography on the internet into 2014.

Coral and Paul Jones launched the high-profile campaign in the wake of Mark Bridger (47) being found guilty of their daughter's abduction and murder last year.

Bridger snatched the five-year-old from outside her home on an estate in Machynlleth, Mid Wales, while she was playing out on October 1 2012.

The paedophile former lifeguard was given a full life sentence when he was jailed at Mold Crown Court, North Wales, last year.

His trial highlighted the full extent that vile online child pornography had played in his warped mind before he abducted and murdered April.

In the aftermath of Bridger's conviction, April's parents appeared on TV and first spoke of their campaign to stop indecent images of children on the internet.

Last September they launched an online petition calling for an April's Law to eradicate child pornography on the internet.

The wording, framed by Mr Jones, stated: "We, the undersigned, call on the Prime Minister to take action towards stamping out child pornography on the internet, by forcing search engines to filter out any web page that contains child pornography, links to child pornography or that promotes child pornography in any way."

The brief New Year message from the family, issued via their Facebook page, illustrates that they remain fully committed to such a law.

"Happy new year to you all," it states.

"Thank you all for ur help. I hope you will all back me & my family to keep fighting in 2014 to fight for April's law for the internet. Love to you from the Jones family. (Coral. Paul. Jazz & Harley.) Xxxxxxxxx

The plea has already attracted support among those who have seen the message.

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