The search for missing five-year-old April Jones has entered the fifth day, after a night of heavy rain in the area she went missing of Powys, Wales.

Expert search teams gathered at first light to comb the densely forested areas around the town of Machynlleth, where April was last seen at around 7:00pm on Monday night.

46-year-old Mark Bridger, who was arrested on Tuesday in connection with April's abduction, remains in custody and is being held at Aberystwyth police station.

Dyfed-Powys Police have until 17:00 pm to charge or release Mr Bridger, although they can apply to hold him for a further 24 hours.

Forensic experts are currently looking at Bridger's car, a dark blue Land Rover Discovery, and officers have been searching a farmhouse in the nearby village of Ceinws where the suspect was known to be living most recently.

Superintendent Ian John, praised the public's response to appeals for information made by the police.

"Following the appeals for information that we've made, we've received over 2,500 calls from the public," he said.

"All these calls need to be answered and that's being done by all 44 police forces around the country.ner

As hopes remain of April's discovery, the five-year-old's mother has made a plea for people to wear pink ribbons to support the search.

Dyfed-Powys Police have asked anyone with information to contact a dedicated hotline on 0300 2000 333.

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner