The search for a missing five-year-old girl in Mid Wales entered a third day as police say they have no news on her whereabouts this morning.
A 46-year-old man arrested in connection with the abduction of April Jones will be questioned further today as police continue to focus the search on April's home town of Machynlleth.
The man was arrested just outside Machynlleth yesterday afternoon and was being questioned in Aberystwytyh.
Police have also asked members of the public to now leave the search to members of trained and skilled teams.
April was last seen by another child getting into the driver's side of a grey van which drove off in the Mid Wales town at about 7pm on Monday night.
Police closed off a section of road near the A487 at Corris and were searching the river bank yesterday.
Officers said April was wearing a purple knee-length coat with grey fur around the hood, a white polo shirt and black trousers when she vanished.
She got into a vehicle which was described as being either a Land Rover or Ford Connect-type van.
Mr Bevan said: "We have arrested a 46-year-old male from the Machynlleth area who is being detained at Aberystwyth police station.
"We made the arrest just outside Machynlleth and we are hopeful that this individual will assist us in locating April, who is still missing.
"We are still pursuing all lines of inquiry with a view that April is still alive and we will continue to do so until we find her."
In interviews after the press conference, Mr Bevan said that the arrested man lived locally and had a vehicle similar to the one described by those who witnessed April's abduction.
"We knew he was in the area, we've been anxious to trace him and speak to him," he said.
The man was arrested a couple of miles outside Machynlleth, while he was on foot, and his vehicle has now been recovered.
Mr Bevan said: "He was on foot, he was walking on the side of the road and he was detained by officers and taken into custody.
"Officers have now recovered his vehicle, that was found in the Machynlleth area."
Superintendent Ian John of Dyfed Powys Police: "This is an unusual case and we're hopeful she can be found safe and well. We've over 40 officers searching and dog handlers and we feel this a significant number."
Dyfed Powys Police say there were be another update at 1pm today.