April Jones’ killer’s house of evil is ground to dust by demolition crews
Demolition workers will return to the site – in mid Wales – to pulverise every brick, burn all the timbers and melt metal fixtures
Soon there will be nothing left of the house of horror where paedophile Mark Bridger murdered schoolgirl April Jones. For this whitewashed cottage is being wiped out piece by piece to deter ghoulish souvenir hunters.
Demolition workers will return on Monday morning to the site – in Ceinws, near Machynlleth, mid Wales – to pulverise every brick, burn all the timbers and melt metal fixtures.
The debris will be mixed with general waste and poured into holes in undisclosed parts of Wales and covered over.
The Welsh Government is keen to follow the tactic used by contractors 25 years ago at mass killer Fred West’s notorious Cromwell Street address in Gloucester.
The 53-year-old, who committed suicide in prison before his trial, tortured and raped young women and girls, murdering at least 11 of them between 1967 and 1987.
Any trace of Bridger’s home will be annihilated to prevent twisted souvenir seekers plundering a last relic linked to the ex-slaughterhouse man’s crimes.
Demolition veteran David Evans, 54, a partner at Cardiff-based South Wales Demolition, told the Mirror: “In a case like this, you mince everything up before taking it away.
“They will need to put security in place. This is when you’ll get people travelling to the area. You get everything from souvenir hunters to occultists.”
Five-year-old April disappeared from outside her home in Machynlleth on October 1, 2012.
Bridger, 47, was convicted last year of abducting and murdering her and perverting the course of justice by disposing of her body. He was given a whole life sentence.
No decision has been made on the future of the cottage site but April’s parents, Coral and Paul, want it replaced with blossom trees and a memorial bench for April.